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MUS 549 A - Advanced Jazz Harmony II

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Continuation of materials introduced in MUS 548. Surveys advanced improvisational theory and its conception, use, and historical lineage. Examines use of polychords, pentatonic scales, diminished scales, and the modes generated from each. Discussion and analysis of chord functions in all song forms. Students demonstrate in class a variety of linear and vertical approaches to improvising using harmonic major scales. Course Information: Prerequisite: MUS 548, 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): Spring


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