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MUS 4101 Advanced Jazz Improvision (2 credits)

During class the student will study, learn, and develop skills necessary to the performance of advanced levels of jazz improvisation. The students in Advanced Jazz Improvisation will experience an intense study of jazz styles and incorporate the study of those styles into the creation of their own solos. The course will include use of a combination of technical exercises, scales, critical listening, solo transcription, methods, and solo repertoire to improve performance skills and knowledge of jazz improvisation. Additional assignments may include readings and study sheets covering particular techniques, terms, and styles of jazz's historical periods. Preparation for each class includes familiarity with all musical terms and concepts related to the current topic, and evidence of practice and study of the musical material for that lesson. Prerequisite: MUS 3100
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