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, Golson, Coleman, Coltrane, Hancock, Tyner, Davis, and others. Performance of student compositions. Limited to 15.

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

21M.341 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Fall semester, and will be instructed by M. Harvey.

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

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