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MUS 1310 Introduction to Jazz and Jazz Rock

MUSĀ 1310 - Introduction to Jazz and Jazz Rock
Hours: 3
This course is designed as an introduction to the history and music of jazz and its cross over into jazz rock. Particular emphasis will be placed on the evolution of various jazz styles as they developed in New Orleans, Chicago, and Kansas City, the big band era of the 30s and 40s and Be-Bop and cool jazz of the late 50s and 60s Aspects of fusion jazz, new age and synthesized electronic music will be examined in the context of rock influences. Specific artists' musical styles will be compared and contrasted in terms of rhythm, melody, harmony, and structural consideration. Emphasis will be placed on the performers contribution to the genre through extensive listening to recorded examples.

Common Course Numbers

...MUS 111 MUSI 1310 American Music MUS 1310 (CORE) MUSI 1116 Sight Sing I MUS...