Mus 365 Modern Jazz-Lab


Prerequisite: Mus 236 or consent of the instructor

Instructor : Jerald  Shynett

Office : Ke 205        Phone: 962-7728

Office hours : M-F 8:00-8:50 by appointment





Assignments               25%

Transcriptions             25%

Playing test                  25%

Final                            25%


Description: Performance oriented course which explores a variety of methods which will aid the student in gaining a better understanding of the art improvisation. 


Objectives :


1. To gain a basic understanding of the jazz language improvisatory concepts and practice methods


2. To construct an improvised solos over challenging progressions


3. To build a strong foundation in theory and tune learning


Attendance : Students are required to be present at all regular class meetings and exams.

More than three unexcused absence will result in a substantial drop in your final grade.



Course Schedule :


Blues for Alice, Hot House, Oleo,   Giant Steps, Dolphin Dance, Impressions, Invitation, Night in Tunisia , Circle , Small Feats, Miyako