This unit of study will focus on basic keyboard technique as well as jazz chord progressions and voicings in small classes with students of like abilities. Students are assessed on their rate of progress by demonstrating successful completion of pieces and exercises. At the end of semester examinations, students are required to demonstrate their understanding of the chords and voice leading of the selected repertoire. An introduction to playing chords of tunes of the jazz repertoire. An introduction to playing diatonic cycle harmony. An introduction into jazz rhythmic articulations.
Short technical exam (10%) week 3; Repertory exam weeks 8 and 9 (40%) ; Detailed repertoire exam (40%) - weeks 10, 11 and 12; Overall progress and participation (10%)
This unit of study is only available to non-Jazz degree students. Students should have a basic understanding of the names of the notes on a piano keyboard, and to have an understnding and basic abliity to be able to read music notation in treble and bass clefs.
To have a basic understanding of the names of the notes on a piano keyboard, and to have an understanding and basic ability to be able to read music notation in treble and bass clefs