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MUS 164 A - Jazz Keyboard Studies II

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Continuation of materials presented in MUS 163, focusing on improvisational idioms of jazz piano. Prepares the student (through class participation) to perform three jazz standards on a functional level. Emphasizes the blues form, minor II-V-I chord progressions with both hands, and introduces all major modes. Includes technique, chord voicing concepts, comping, and lead sheet realization with mid-level fluency in all keys. A continuing in-depth study of overall instrument technique, eminent styles, and other performance practices relevant to jazz piano and improvisation. Course Information: Prerequisite: MUS 163, or placement exam, or consent of the instructor.

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Undergraduate

Credit: 2

Term(s): Spring


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