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.
1 hr instrumental lesson; 1 hr sectional tutorial; Jazz Performance Workshop
90 minute Jury exam conducted in the impro class format (50%) plus individual assessment (50%).Students must pass both assessed components.
JAZZ1612 and JAZZ1007