JCTH

4312

Bebop Harmony

School of Jazz & Contemp Music: Composition/Theory

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Majors Only

Bebop Harmony

Spring 2023

Taught By: David Glasser

Section: A

CRN: 13489

Credits: 2

This class uses the skill set of focused attention, memorization, retention, ear training, and creativity to study and explore the creation of melody through the common movements encountered in traditional tonal harmony. It is deeply rooted in the approach of pianist Barry Harris and traverses through the exploration of scales and common movements, to create melodies with strong cadences using different harmonic choices. Through Mr. Harris’ simple but profound approach students discover the many choices available to them when improvising through changing tonalities and are challenged to construct melodies which use these devices effectively. Material covered includes dominant seventh scales, triads, chords, tri-tone relationships, diminished chords, whole tone scales, augmented chords, and chromaticisms. Emphasis is on the practical application of these concepts in a melodic, personal, and creative fashion to common Jazz standards. Students are required to bring their instruments for class participation. Prerequisite: Theory 2B or equivalent.

Theory 1B

College: School of Jazz & Contemp Music (JZ)

Department: Composition/Theory (JCTH)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 14

Add/Drop Deadline: N/A
Online Withdrawal Deadline: N/A

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 9:38am 8/14/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: TBD

Times: TBD

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/23/2023 - 5/17/2023

Bebop Harmony

Fall 2022

Taught By: David Glasser

Section: A

CRN: 11994

Credits: 2

This class uses the skill set of focused attention, memorization, retention, ear training, and creativity to study and explore the creation of melody through the common movements encountered in traditional tonal harmony. It is deeply rooted in the approach of pianist Barry Harris and traverses through the exploration of scales and common movements, to create melodies with strong cadences using different harmonic choices. Through Mr. Harris’ simple but profound approach students discover the many choices available to them when improvising through changing tonalities and are challenged to construct melodies which use these devices effectively. Material covered includes dominant seventh scales, triads, chords, tri-tone relationships, diminished chords, whole tone scales, augmented chords, and chromaticisms. Emphasis is on the practical application of these concepts in a melodic, personal, and creative fashion to common Jazz standards. Students are required to bring their instruments for class participation. Prerequisite: Theory 2B or equivalent.

Theory 1B

College: School of Jazz & Contemp Music (JZ)

Department: Composition/Theory (JCTH)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 14

Add/Drop Deadline: September 12, 2022 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 20, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 9:38am 8/14/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: Arnhold Hall 55 W13th

Room: 453

Date Range: 8/29/2022 - 12/12/2022