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MUS 548 A - Advanced Jazz Harmony I

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


A survey of advanced improvisational theory and its conception, use, and historical lineage. Examines synthetic, symmetric, and asymmetric scales and modes generated from each. Discussion and analysis of chord symbols and their functions in asymmetric song forms. In-class demonstration by students of linear and vertical approaches to improvising on uncommon chord functions. Course Information: Prerequisite: MUS 361, or placement by exam with consent of instructor.

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 4

Term(s): Fall


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