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To continue to put chord voicings to use in tunes. Work on improvisation by applying arpeggios, chord-scales and concepts. Learn more tunes, transcribe solos, and perform.
Lush Life, John Coltrane
Concierto, Jim Hall
Live! Jim Hall
The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery
Bags Meets Wes, Riverside
Jimmy Raney Visits Paris Vol.1, Vogue
The Antonio Carlos Jobim Songbook, Verve
Question and Answer, Pat Metheny, Geffen
Repertoire to be studied:
I Hear a Rhapsody; George Fragos, Jack Baker, Dick Gasparre
I Love You; Cole Porter
You’ld Be So Nice to Come Home To; Cole Porter
Prelude to a Kiss; Duke Ellington
Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars (Corcovado); Antonio Carlos Jobim
Body and Soul
Like Someone in Love; Jimmy Van Heusen
Straight, No Chaser
Scrapple from the Apple
Technical Information to be Studied this Semester:
Melodic Harmonization of Standard Tunes
Chord Substitution, Intros, Endings and Tags
Harmonic Extensions and Alterations as Related to Melodic Harmonization Comping
Improvisation (chord scales, arpeggios, patterns and development)
Grades and Due Dates:
Tests and Artist Paper (20%)
Melodies must be played for your private teacher during the week of the listed dates, no exceptions.
Feb 2- Straight No Chaser
Feb 16- Scrapple
Feb. 23- Oleo
March 2 and 4 Transcription performances in class
March 9 and 11 Performances with rhythm section in class
March 25- Anthropology
April 15- Billie’s Bounce
April 20 and 22 Transcription performances
April 27 and 29 Performances with rhythm section
Two complete solos of major jazz artists. These will be performed with the recording during the Midterm week and the last week of class. Must be memorized and performed well to receive an A. Start early and consult your private teacher for help and advice.
Performances: At midterm and at final, one tune from required repertoire with rhythm section, demonstrating melodic harmonization, comping and improvisation. Bring an MP3 recorder and record your performance.
One absence allowed for this course. Two absences will lower the semester grade one letter. Three will lower it two letters and four or more constitute a failing grade. If three are accrued before the final drop deadline, the student is responsible to drop the class.