Jazz Performance

Course code MUSI3181Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Creative Arts

This course focuses on development of performance and analytical skills in the jazz idiom through a study of style, techniques, performance and accompaniment characteristics and improvisation techniques. Students will develop an understanding of theory and musical direction/arrangement appropriate to the style.

Available in 2015

Newcastle City PrecinctSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesAt the successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1.recognise and correctly perform different jazz music styles
2.read and interpret song scores and perform from them appropriately on their individual instrument
3.collaborate with other musicians to organise and present performances
4.improvise over chord changes, correctly applying appropriate scales and modes
5.demonstrate control over tone and sound production
6.analyse jazz songs from scores and recordings
ContentThe course covers performance, improvisation, and accompaniment techniques studied through an exploration of various idioms from jazz. The harmonic language associated with jazz styles will be a major focus of this course. The skill in using this harmonic language will be developed through reading from chord charts and a further extension of improvisation where little or no assistance is given to the notated chordal structure of the melody.
Replacing Course(s)NA
TransitionNA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeStudents undertaking this course should have solid skills in the instrument for which this course is offered that semester.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Presentations - IndividualAssessment No.1
35% of the total assessment
The assessment will include a performance in an ensemble as well as an analysis test.

Approximately mid semester of the course.
Presentations - Individual2. Assessment No. 2
65% of the total assessment
The assessment will include a performance in an ensemble as well as an analysis test.

Approximately week 14 of the course
Contact HoursTutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Compulsory Course ComponentPrerequisite - Students must successfully complete MUSI2182 Popular Music Performance prior to enrolling in MUSI3181 Jazz Performance.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for MUSI3181