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MUS410 Jazz Improvisation Workshop

Instruction in jazz style improvisation in traditional and contemporary jazz literature. Solo and ensemble improvisation exercises to develop improvisational skill and technique in all styles. Emphasis on concepts of scale selection, melodic balance and contour, tension and release, and development of an individual voice as a jazz improviser. Assigned projects in analysis, preparation, and in-class performance of selected jazz literature.


  • 2 (may be repeated for credit)


  • Must be enrolled in the following level: Undergraduate
  • May not be enrolled in the following class: Freshman


  • (MUS203 Minimum Grade of C- or 66203 Minimum Grade of C-)

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