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MUSC 135 - Jazz Band

2.0 Credits
Rehearsal and performance of jazz and swing band music. Development of concepts and skills including styles of various eras, articulation, tone, phrasing, ensemble precision, improvisation, and sight reading (was MUSIC 135). Prerequisite: Ability to play a jazz band instrument at upper intermediate level and instructor permission.

Course Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Perform swing, Latin and contemporary jazz styles appropriately. [COMMUNICATE]
  2. Sight read music at an advanced level. [REASON]
  3. Play with rhythmic and dynamic sensitivity to the other members of the band. [REASON]
  4. Demonstrate advanced approach to jazz articulation and phrasing. [COMMUNICATE]
  5. Improvise at an advanced level within given modes and chords. [REASON]

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