Course: MUS 285 (22756); 300 Foster Music Building, 9:05-9:55AM Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
Larry Nelson, Instructor
Office - Foster 206
Class web site: http://www.people.eku.edu/nelsonl/mus285/ (currently under construction)
Office hrs.: curently by appt., hours TBA
Required Text: none
Course Description: This course is designed to teach the fundamentals of improvising in a jazz style. After covering some of the basics of "jazz theory" such as chord notation and chord/scale relationships, the course will focus on key tunes in the canon of the jazz repertory as a means of learning techniques of improvising over different harmonic progressions.
Learning Goal: to provide current and professionally accepted instruction in jazz theory and jazz improvisation. Providing conceptual tools to teach jazz improvisation is a key component of the class.
Educational Outcomes - students will:
Students will demonstrate this knowledge both through written quizzes/tests and playing quizzes/tests as assigned by the instructor.
General Class Requirements:
The percentages for grades in this potion of the class are:
Topics and due dates of assignments will be determined by the pace of the course.
If there is any individual in this class who is in need of academic accommodations and who is registered with the Office of Services for Individuals with Disabilities, please make an individual appointment with the course instructor to discuss accommodations Upon individual request, this syllabus can be made available in alternative forms. If any individual is not registered with the Office of Services for Individuals with Disabilities but has need of academic accommodations, please contact the Office directly either in person on the first floor of the Turley House or by telephone at (859)622-1500 V/TTY.