MUSI139 - Basics of Jazz Improvisation
Prerequisite(s): MUSI-102 or approval of instructor, and fluency on an instrument.
Description: This course is designed to introduce the student to the basics of jazz improvisation (namely, the rhythmic, harmonic, and theoretical functions of the musical process of improvising). These goals will be accomplished through required listening, a discussion of music theory as it applies to jazz performance, and performance based on the student’s background and experience. A personal instrument is required with the exception of pianists and vocalists.
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