21M.341 Jazz Composition

Class Info

Jazz writing using tonal, modal, and extended compositional approaches as applied to the blues, the 32-bar song form, and post-bop structural designs. Consideration given to a variety of styles and to the ways improvisation informs the compositional process. Study of works by Ellington, Mingus, Parker, Russell, Evans, Nelson, Golson, Coleman, Coltrane, Threadgill, Hemphill, and others. Performance of student compositions. Limited to 20.

This class has 21M.226, and 21M.340 as prerequisites.

21M.341 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by M. Harvey.

Lecture occurs 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 4-158.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS A.

You can find more information at the Music and Theater Arts (Course 21M) < MIT site or on the 21M.341 Stellar site.

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