Course Description (page 2 of 2)

The course has 5 weekly two-hour sessions:

  • "Finding the Melody" focuses on hearing improvised melodies -- the core of the Jazz experience.
  • "I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues" focuses on hearing the sound of the Blues and the relationship between Jazz and Blues.
  • "Don't Mean a Thing if it Ain't Got That Swing" focuses on rhythm in Jazz and the role of the rhythm section. What
    is "swing"?
  • "Standards and Styles" focuses on how different Jazz musicians can do very different things with the same "standard" tune.
  • "A World of Music" looks at the impact of various
    "World Musics" on Jazz: African, Spanish, Cuban,
    Brazilian, European Classical, Asian, and
    Jewish.

There are no tests or homework, and people
get a lot out of the course and have fun!

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