Jazz Analysis: An Introduction (JAZZ3618)


The aim of this Unit of Study is to enable the student to identify and understand the various key concepts found within jazz creative practice. Musical elements such as form, content, language and style utilized by jazz artists will be examined using techniques derived from chord/scale theory, taxonomy, set theory and musical semiotics. The Unit of Study will also explore elements such as aesthetics, context, ideology, and discourse with special attention being given to modernist and postmodernist tendencies, critical theory and linguistics.

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One 2 hr tut/week


Essay (50%), Seminar Presentation (50%)

Faculty/department permission required?


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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

JAZZ2017 or JAZZ2624


JAZZ3019, JAZZ3018

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