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.
1 hr instrumental lesson; 1 hr sectional tutorial; Jazz Performance Workshop
90-120 minute Jury exam conducted in the impro class format (50%) plus individual assessment (50%). Students must pass both assessed components.
JAZZ2614 and JAZZ2007