Stylistic and esthetic developments in the performance of jazz. Key musical ingredients in the evolution of jazz as an art form and the skills commensurate with teaching these. Designed for music majors.
Jazz Pedagogy presents techniques for learning to play by ear and improvise. The course will introduce the basic rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic elements of jazz, and students will learn techniques for teaching creative music and running a jazz ensemble.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Jazz Pedagogy is open to all undergraduate music performance and education majors.
Class assignments and grading
10 Weekly Assignments - 10 points each Class Participation - 30 points Reflection Paper - 30 points Culminating Project - 40 points