JAZZ 505. Jazz Theory and Performance I. 3 Hours.
First of four classes covering concepts in jazz improvisation, theory, and performance. Focuses on the basics of melodic line creation, harmonic and melodic dictation (jazz ear training), an introduction to diatonic harmony (up to but not including secondary dominants) and basic major scale analysis (modes and chords.) Prerequisite: MTHC 105. ACT.
A total of 120 credit hours is required and is designed to further the student's knowledge, practice, and experience on their major instrument. To graduate, a student must earn a minimum grade-point average of 3.0 in all major courses and a minimum average of 2.0 in all course work.
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