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MUSC 218 Advanced Jazz Theory I

3 credits 45.0 hours
200 level undergraduate course

Advanced Jazz Theory I is the first in a sequence of courses designed to familiarize the student with aspects of music theory as related to jazz and popular music. Students will study common jazz chord progressions and substitutions, chord/scale relationships, and harmonization techniques. Students will also use transcriptions to learn jazz melodic vocabulary, and will write tunes using these concepts. Advanced harmonic concepts will be studied using transcriptions, arrangements, and scores. Students will compose original works using techniques covered in class.

Prerequisites MUSC*109

Priority enrollment for BM students who major in Composition, Instrumental Performance, and Vocal Performance.
This course is not repeatable for credit.