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JCM Fundamentals: Improvisation 3

College of Performing Arts: Jazz

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Majors Only
JCM Fundamentals: Improv 3
Fall 2024
Taught By: Marc Mommaas
Section: A

CRN: 9850

Credits: 3

In Improvisation 3, students build on their understanding of the evolution of American improvised music explored in Improvisation 2. The class begins with an applied revisiting of the skills learned in Improvisation 1 and 2 and moves quickly into the exploration of the modal revolution in Jazz. The difference between tonal harmony (functional harmony) and modally derived music is listened to and students develop the skills to recognize the difference. Modal improvisatory devices (Pentatonic, Hexatonic, Superimposition, Intervallic devices etc.) are explored and applied through improvisation on modal pieces. Students will learn to recognize the difference in sound and function of chords voiced in 4ths as opposed to 3rds and delve further into the harmonic combinations and explorations during the 60's. Repertoire from the 50's-60's-70’s including modal, mixed modal (combination of tonal and modal concepts) and chromatic concepts will be explored. The music of Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock, Ornette Coleman, George Russel, Eddie Harris, Joe Henderson and McCoy Tyner are some examples of this musical revolution. This class will culminate in the application of modal and tonal concepts in a personal way through improvisation over the blues, rhythm changes, American Songbook, and Jazz Compositions. This class will be held with instruments in hand. Skills will be developed primarily by ear.

College: College of Performing Arts (CO)

Department: Jazz (JZZ)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 16

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

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: 6:00pm EDT 4/17/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday, Thursday
Times: 9:00am - 10:15am
Building: Arnhold Hall 55 W13th
Room: 531
Date Range: 8/27/2024 - 12/12/2024
JCM Fund: Improv 3 Drums
Fall 2024
Taught By: David Glasser and Amir Ziv
Section: C

CRN: 10447

Credits: 3

In Improvisation 3, students build on their understanding of the evolution of American improvised music explored in Improvisation 2. The class begins with an applied revisiting of the skills learned in Improvisation 1 and 2 and moves quickly into the exploration of the modal revolution in Jazz. The difference between tonal harmony (functional harmony) and modally derived music is listened to and students develop the skills to recognize the difference. Modal improvisatory devices (Pentatonic, Hexatonic, Superimposition, Intervallic devices etc.) are explored and applied through improvisation on modal pieces. Students will learn to recognize the difference in sound and function of chords voiced in 4ths as opposed to 3rds and delve further into the harmonic combinations and explorations during the 60's. Repertoire from the 50's-60's-70’s including modal, mixed modal (combination of tonal and modal concepts) and chromatic concepts will be explored. The music of Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock, Ornette Coleman, George Russel, Eddie Harris, Joe Henderson and McCoy Tyner are some examples of this musical revolution. This class will culminate in the application of modal and tonal concepts in a personal way through improvisation over the blues, rhythm changes, American Songbook, and Jazz Compositions. This class will be held with instruments in hand. Skills will be developed primarily by ear.

College: College of Performing Arts (CO)

Department: Jazz (JZZ)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 12

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

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: 6:00pm EDT 4/17/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday, Wednesday
Times: 10:30am - 11:45am
Building: Arnhold Hall 55 W13th
Room: 545
Date Range: 8/26/2024 - 12/9/2024
JCM Fund: Improv 3 Vocal
Fall 2024
Taught By: Kate Baker Juris
Section: B

CRN: 10446

Credits: 3

In Improvisation 3, students build on their understanding of the evolution of American improvised music explored in Improvisation 2. The class begins with an applied revisiting of the skills learned in Improvisation 1 and 2 and moves quickly into the exploration of the modal revolution in Jazz. The difference between tonal harmony (functional harmony) and modally derived music is listened to and students develop the skills to recognize the difference. Modal improvisatory devices (Pentatonic, Hexatonic, Superimposition, Intervallic devices etc.) are explored and applied through improvisation on modal pieces. Students will learn to recognize the difference in sound and function of chords voiced in 4ths as opposed to 3rds and delve further into the harmonic combinations and explorations during the 60's. Repertoire from the 50's-60's-70’s including modal, mixed modal (combination of tonal and modal concepts) and chromatic concepts will be explored. The music of Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock, Ornette Coleman, George Russel, Eddie Harris, Joe Henderson and McCoy Tyner are some examples of this musical revolution. This class will culminate in the application of modal and tonal concepts in a personal way through improvisation over the blues, rhythm changes, American Songbook, and Jazz Compositions. This class will be held with instruments in hand. Skills will be developed primarily by ear.

College: College of Performing Arts (CO)

Department: Jazz (JZZ)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 12

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (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: 6:00pm EDT 4/17/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday, Thursday
Times: 10:30am - 11:45am
Building: Arnhold Hall 55 W13th
Room: 613
Date Range: 8/27/2024 - 12/12/2024
JCM Fundamentals: Improv 3
Spring 2024
Taught By: Marc Mommaas
Section: A

CRN: 9123

Credits: 3

In Improvisation 3, students build on their understanding of the evolution of American improvised music explored in Improvisation 2. The class begins with an applied revisiting of the skills learned in Improvisation 1 and 2 and moves quickly into the exploration of the modal revolution in Jazz. The difference between tonal harmony (functional harmony) and modally derived music is listened to and students develop the skills to recognize the difference. Modal improvisatory devices (Pentatonic, Hexatonic, Superimposition, Intervallic devices etc.) are explored and applied through improvisation on modal pieces. Students will learn to recognize the difference in sound and function of chords voiced in 4ths as opposed to 3rds and delve further into the harmonic combinations and explorations during the 60's. Repertoire from the 50's-60's-70’s including modal, mixed modal (combination of tonal and modal concepts) and chromatic concepts will be explored. The music of Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock, Ornette Coleman, George Russel, Eddie Harris, Joe Henderson and McCoy Tyner are some examples of this musical revolution. This class will culminate in the application of modal and tonal concepts in a personal way through improvisation over the blues, rhythm changes, American Songbook, and Jazz Compositions. This class will be held with instruments in hand. Skills will be developed primarily by ear.

College: College of Performing Arts (CO)

Department: Jazz (JZZ)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 12

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

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: 6:00pm EDT 4/17/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday, Thursday
Times: 10:30am - 11:45am
Building: Arnhold Hall 55 W13th
Room: 531
Date Range: 1/23/2024 - 5/9/2024
Days: Tuesday
Times: 10:30am - 11:45am
Building: TBD
Room: TBD
Date Range: 5/14/2024 - 5/14/2024