Jazz Principal Study

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Jazz Principal Study

JAZZ1601 Jazz Performance 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Craig Scott Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1 hr instrumental lesson; 1 hr sectional tutorial; Jazz Performance Workshop Corequisites: JAZZ1611 and JAZZ1006 Assessment: Individual assessment (50%), Jury technical exam (50%). Students must pass both assessed components. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
In this unit of study students will begin to develop skills and understanding in jazz improvisation, and an appropriate level of instrumental skill to facilitate its performance. Students will become acquainted with suitable and essential jazz repertoire, the study of which will be informed by acquiring a detailed knowledge of chord/scale relationships and of how the harmonic structures that are commonplace in jazz repertoire function. At the conclusion of this unit of study students will be able to demonstrate a thorough knowledge of major, melodic minor, diminished, diminished blues, and whole-tone scales and their associated applications, demonstrate a broad understanding of repertoire covered in improvisation classes and principal study lessons and demonstrate appropriate instrumental skills necessary for jazz performance.
JAZZ1602 Jazz Performance 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Craig Scott Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1 hr instrumental lesson; 1 hr sectional tutorial; Jazz Performance Workshop Prerequisites: JAZZ1601 Corequisites: JAZZ1612 and JAZZ1007 Assessment: 90 minute Jury exam conducted in the impro class format (50%) plus individual assessment (50%).Students must pass both assessed components. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In this unit of study students will develop further skills and understanding in jazz improvisation, and an appropriate level of instrumental skill to facilitate its performance. Students will become further acquainted with suitable and essential jazz repertoire, the study of which will be informed by acquiring a detailed knowledge of chord/scale relationships and of how the harmonic structures that are commonplace in jazz repertoire function. At the conclusion of this unit of study students will be able to demonstrate increased knowledge of the application of major, melodic minor, diminished, diminished blues, and whole-tone scales, demonstrate a complete understanding of repertoire covered in improvisation classes and principal study lessons and demonstrate further instrumental skills necessary for jazz performance.
JAZZ2603 Jazz Performance 3

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Craig Scott Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1 hr instrumental lesson; 1 hr sectional tutorial; Jazz Performance Workshop Prerequisites: JAZZ1602 Corequisites: JAZZ2613 and JAZZ2006 Assessment: Individual assessment (50%), Jury Technical exam (50%). Students must pass both assessed components. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In this unit of study students will further develop advanced skills and understanding in jazz improvisation, and an increased level of instrumental skill to facilitate its performance. The students will become acquainted with more complex suitable and essential jazz repertoire, the study of which will be informed by acquiring a detailed knowledge of chord/scale relationships and of how the harmonic structures that are commonplace in jazz repertoire function. At the conclusion of this unit of study students will be able to demonstrate an ability to solo over a set of major 2-5-1, and minor 2-5-1 exercises, that are drawn from the type of chord sequences commonly found in jazz performance practice, demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the prescribed second year repertoire list as covered in improvisation classes and principal study lessons, demonstrate an increased level of understanding fundamental to more advanced performance issues, and demonstrate an appreciation of the importance of transcription of the work of great jazz artists as an aid to understanding jazz improvisation.
JAZZ2604 Jazz Performance 4

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Craig Scott Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1 hr instrumental lesson; 1 hr sectional tutorial; Jazz Performance Workshop Prerequisites: JAZZ2603 Corequisites: JAZZ2614 and JAZZ2007 Assessment: 90-120 minute Jury exam conducted in the impro class format (50%) plus individual assessment (50%). Students must pass both assessed components. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In this unit of study students will further develop advanced skills and understanding in jazz improvisation, and an increased level of instrumental skill to facilitate its performance. The students will become acquainted with more complex suitable and essential jazz repertoire, the study of which will be informed by acquiring a detailed knowledge of chord/scale relationships and of how the harmonic structures that are commonplace in jazz repertoire function. At the conclusion of this unit of study students will be able to demonstrate an ability to solo over a diverse set of repertoire tunes, including the ability to perform guide tone lines where appropriate, demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the prescribed second year repertoire list as covered in improvisation classes and principal study lessons, as well as retaining by memory the core songs from the first year list, demonstrate an increased level of understanding fundamental and more advanced performance issues and demonstrate an appreciation of the importance of transcription of the work of great jazz artists as an aid to understanding jazz improvisation.
JAZZ3605 Jazz Performance 5

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Craig Scott Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1 hr instrumental lesson; 2 hr Improvisation class; 1 hr sectional tutorial; Jazz Performance Workshop Prerequisites: JAZZ2604 Prohibitions: JAZZ3205 Assessment: Individual tuition/technical requirements (50%) plus improvisation class component (50%). Students must pass both assessment components. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: NB. This unit of study is only available to BMusEd Jazz students.
In this unit of study students will further develop increasingly advanced skills and understanding in jazz improvisation, and a further increased level of instrumental skill to facilitate its performance. The students will become acquainted with more complex suitable and essential jazz repertoire, the study of which will be informed by acquiring a detailed knowledge of chord/scale relationships, and of how the harmonic structures that are commonplace in jazz repertoire function. The increasingly complex nature of the repertoire covered will allow the student to become familiar with a wider range of musical nuances. At the conclusion of this unit of study students will be able to demonstrate an ability to solo over a diverse set of repertoire tunes, including the ability to perform guide tone lines where appropriate, and demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the prescribed third year repertoire list as covered in improvisation classes and principal study lessons, as well as retaining by memory the core songs from the first and second year lists, demonstrate an increased level of understanding fundamental and more advanced performance issues and demonstrate an ability to transcribe and perform a more advanced solo from memory.
JAZZ3606 Jazz Performance 6

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Craig Scott Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1 hr instrumental lesson; 2 hr Improvisation class; 1 hr sectional tutorial; Jazz Performance Workshop Prerequisites: JAZZ3605 Prohibitions: JAZZ3206 Assessment: Junior Recital 40 minutes (50%) Improvisation class component (30%) plus individual tuition grade (20%). Students must pass all assessment components. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: NB. This unit of study is only available to BMusEd Jazz students.
In this unit of study students will further develop increasingly advanced skills and understanding in jazz improvisation, and a further increased level of instrumental skill to facilitate its performance. The students will become acquainted with more complex suitable and essential jazz repertoire, the study of which will be informed by acquiring a detailed knowledge of chord/scale relationships, and of how the harmonic structures that are commonplace in jazz repertoire function. The increasingly complex nature of the repertoire covered will allow the student to become familiar with a wider range of musical nuances. At the conclusion of this unit of study students will be able to demonstrate an ability to solo over a diverse set of repertoire tunes, including the ability to perform guide tone lines where appropriate; demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the entire prescribed third year repertoire list as covered in improvisation classes and principal study lessons, as well as retaining by memory the core songs from the first and second year lists; demonstrate an increased level of understanding fundamental and more advanced performance issues and demonstrate an ability to perform and be responsible for all aspects of a public recital at the end of the semester.
JAZZ3205 Jazz Performance 5 (Extended)

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Craig Scott Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 13 one to one lessons/semester, Jazz Performance Workshop or unit specific classes, 2 hour Improvisation class and sectional tutorial/week. Prerequisites: JAZZ2604 Prohibitions: JAZZ3605 Assessment: Individual tuition/technical requirements (50%), Improvisation class component (50%). Students must pass both assessed components. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In this unit of study students will further develop increasingly advanced skills and understanding in jazz improvisation, and a further increased level of instrumental skill to facilitate its performance. Students will become acquainted with more complex suitable and essential jazz repertoire, the study of which will be informed by acquiring a detailed knowledge of chord/scale relationships, and of how the harmonic structures that are commonplace in jazz repertoire function. At the conclusion of this unit of study students will be able to demonstrate an ability to solo over a diverse set of repertoire tunes, including the ability to perform guide tone lines where appropriate, and demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the prescribed third year repertoire list as covered in improvisation classes and principal study lessons, as well as retaining by memory the core songs from the first and second year lists, demonstrate an increased level of understanding fundamental and more advanced performance issues and demonstrate an ability to transcribe and perform a more advanced solo from memory.
JAZZ3206 Jazz Performance 6 (Extended)

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Craig Scott Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 13 one to one lessons/semester, Jazz Performance Workshop or unit specific classes, 2 hour Improvisation class and sectional tutorial/week Prerequisites: JAZZ3205 or JAZZ3605 Prohibitions: JAZZ3606 Assessment: Junior recital 40 minutes (50%), Improvisation class component (30%), Individual tuition grade (20%). Students must pass all assessed components. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In this unit of study students will further develop increasingly advanced skills and understanding in jazz improvisation, and a further increased level of instrumental skill to facilitate its performance. The students will become acquainted with more complex suitable and essential jazz repertoire, the study of which will be informed by acquiring a detailed knowledge of chord/scale relationships, and of how the harmonic structures that are commonplace in jazz repertoire function. The increasingly complex nature of the repertoire covered will allow the student to become familiar with a wider range of musical nuances. At the conclusion of this unit of study students will be able to demonstrate an ability to solo over a diverse set of repertoire tunes, including the ability to perform guide tone lines where appropriate; demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the entire prescribed third year repertoire list as covered in improvisation classes and principal study lessons, as well as retaining by memory the core songs from the first and second year lists; demonstrate an increased level of understanding fundamental and more advanced performance issues and demonstrate an ability to perform and be responsible for all aspects of a public recital at the end of the semester.
JAZZ4207 Jazz Performance 7 (Extended)

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Craig Scott Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 13 one to one lessons/semester, Jazz Performance Workshop or unit specific classes, 2 hour Improvisation class and sectional tutorial/week Prerequisites: JAZZ3206 or JAZZ3606 Prohibitions: JAZZ4707, JAZZ4607 Assessment: Individual tuition/technical requirements (50%), Improvisation class component (50%). Students must pass both assessed components. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In this unit of study students will further develop exemplary skills and understanding in jazz improvisation, and a further increased level of instrumental skill to facilitate its performance. Students will become acquainted with more complex suitable and essential jazz repertoire, the study of which will be informed by acquiring a detailed knowledge of chord/scale relationships, and of how the harmonic structures that are commonplace in jazz repertoire function. The increasingly complex nature of the repertoire covered will allow the student to become familiar with the widest possible range of musical nuances. At the conclusion of this unit of study students will be able to demonstrate an ability to solo over a diverse set of repertoire tunes, including the ability to perform guide tone lines where appropriate; demonstrate a thorough knowledge of fourth year repertoire list as covered in improvisation classes and principal study lessons, as well as retaining by memory the core songs from the first and second and third year lists and demonstrate an increased level of understanding and mastery of more advanced performance issues.
JAZZ4208 Jazz Performance 8 (Extended)

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Craig Scott Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 13 one to one lessons/semester, Jazz Performance Workshop or unit specific classes, 2 hour Improvisation class and sectional tutorial/week Prerequisites: JAZZ4207 or JAZZ4607 Prohibitions: JAZZ4708, JAZZ4608 Assessment: Senior recital 50 minutes (50%), Improvisation class component (30%), Individual tuition grade (20%). Students must pass all assessed components. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In this unit of study students will further develop exemplary skills and understanding in jazz improvisation, and a further increased level of instrumental skill to facilitate its performance. Students will have become acquainted with more complex suitable and essential jazz repertoire, the study of which will be informed by acquiring a detailed knowledge of chord/scale relationships, and of how the harmonic structures that are commonplace in jazz repertoire function. The increasingly complex nature of the repertoire covered will allow the student to become familiar with the widest possible range of musical nuances. At the conclusion of this unit of study students will be able to demonstrate an ability to solo over a diverse set of repertoire tunes, including the ability to perform guide tone lines where appropriate; demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the complete fourth year repertoire list as covered in improvisation classes and principal study lessons, as well as retaining by memory the core songs from the first and second and third year lists; demonstrate an increased level of understanding and mastery of more advanced performance issues; and demonstrate an ability to perform and be responsible for all aspects of a major public recital at the end of the semester.

Jazz Vocal Studies

JAZZ1631 Jazz Vocal 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Craig Scott Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 13 x 1 hr individual lessons; 1 hr tutorial/wk; Jazz Performance Workshop Corequisites: JAZZ1621 Assessment: Teacher Grade (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Jazz Vocal Performance is offered under the BMusStudies award program. Jazz vocal performance technique and
style plus jazz harmony, jazz history, ear training, and music literacy will be emphasised.
JAZZ1632 Jazz Vocal 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Craig Scott Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 13 x 1 hr individual lessons; 1 hr tutorial/wk; Jazz Performance Workshop Prerequisites: JAZZ1631 Corequisites: JAZZ1622 Assessment: teacher grade (50%) Jury Exam 20 minutes (50%). Students must pass both assessment components. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Jazz Vocal Performance is offered under the BMusStudies award program. Jazz vocal performance technique and
style plus jazz harmony, jazz history, ear training, and music literacy will be emphasised.
JAZZ2633 Jazz Vocal 3

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Craig Scott Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 9 x 1 hr individual lessons plus 3 group lessons; 1 hr tutorial/wk; Jazz Performance Workshop Prerequisites: JAZZ1632 Corequisites: JAZZ2623 Assessment: Teacher Grade (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Jazz Vocal Performance is offered under the BMusStudies award program. Jazz vocal performance technique and style plus jazz harmony, jazz history, ear training, and music literacy will be emphasised.
JAZZ2634 Jazz Vocal 4

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Craig Scott Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 9 x 1 hr individual lessons plus 3 group lessons; 1 hr tutorial/wk; Jazz Performance Workshop Prerequisites: JAZZ2633 Corequisites: JAZZ2624 Assessment: Teacher grade (50%) Jury Exam: 20-30 minutes (50%). Students must pass both assessed components. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Jazz Vocal Performance is offered under the BMusStudies award program. Jazz vocal performance technique and style plus jazz harmony, jazz history, ear training, and music literacy will be emphasised.
JAZZ3635 Jazz Vocal 5

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Craig Scott Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 9 x 1 hr individual lessons plus 3 group lessons; 1 hr tutorial/wk; Jazz Performance Workshop Prerequisites: JAZZ2634 Assessment: Teacher Grade (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Jazz Vocal Performance is offered under the BMusStudies award program. Jazz vocal performance technique and
style plus jazz harmony, jazz history, ear training, and music literacy will be emphasised.
JAZZ3636 Jazz Vocal 6

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Craig Scott Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 9 x 1 hr individual lessons plus 3 group lessons; 1 hr tutorial/wk; Jazz Performance Workshop Prerequisites: JAZZ3635 Assessment: Teacher Grade (50%); Jury Exam: 30 minutes (50%). Students must pass both assessed components. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Jazz Vocal Performance is offered under the BMusStudies award program. Jazz vocal performance technique and
style plus jazz harmony, jazz history, ear training, and music literacy will be emphasised.