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2023-2024 University Catalog 
2023-2024 University Catalog

STME 622 Beginning Jazz Improvisation

3 credits 42.0 hours
600 level graduate course

This course is designed for music performers and educators who want to learn how to improvise and teach improvisation in the classroom. Through carefully selected jazz repertoire, participants will learn the basic mechanics of improvisation and the essential music theory elements needed to improvise and teach improvisation including modal improvisation, the blues, ii-V-I progressions, and simplifying chord progressions. Participants will practice and perform jazz improvisation concepts on the instrument of their choice. No previous experience with improvisation is required.

This course may be completed 2 times for credit.