"Teaching Jazz" by Jerry Coker, Rottenburg N., West Germany: Advance Music (available at Pender's Music).
"Selected Articles - MUJS 5480" by Mike Steinel
Course Objectives: At the completion of this course students will demonstrate an understanding of the basic materials, systems, and philosophies related to the teaching of jazz improvisation.
Course Content: The activities will include:
1. A review of materials (books, records, articles, dissertatia etc.) available for use in the teaching of jazz improvisation.
2. Teaching projects where each student will have the opportunity to instruct a small "lab" group.
3. Final Project:
a. Jazz Improvisation Syllabus (College Level - 2 Semesters)
b. Letter of application
d. Statement of teaching philosophy
1. General educational philosophy
2. Philosophy of Music Education
3. Philosophy of Jazz Education (Improvisation)
Assignments: All work is due at the beginning of class on the due date. Late work will be graded down one letter grade. Work that is more than a week late will not be accepted.
Supplemental Reading List: The following books will be used as supplemental readings. They will be placed on reserve in the library.
Aebersold, Jamey, A New Approach to Jazz Improvisation Vols 1 - 58, New Albany, Indiana, Jamey Aebersold.
Baker, David, Jazz Pedagogy, Alfred Music
Baker, David, A New Approach To Ear Training, Hialeah, FL, Columbia Pictures Publications.
Baker, David, How To Play Bebop (Three Volumes), Van Nuys, CA, Alfred Publishing Corporation.
Baker, David, Jazz Improvisation, Chicago, IL, Maher Publications.
Benward, Bruce, Jazz Improvisation, Dubuque, IA, Wm. C. Brown Publishers.
Berg, Shelton, Jazz Improvisation: The Goal Note Method, Denver, CO: Lou Fisher Music, 1989.
Berliner, Paul, Thinking In Jazz, Chicago, IL, University of Chicago Press, 1994.
Coker, Jerry, Elements of the Jazz Language, Miami, FL, CPP/Belwin.
Coker, Jerry, How To Practice Jazz, New Albany, Indiana, Jamey Aebersold.
Coker, Jerry, Improvising Jazz, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, Prentice Hall.
Coker, Jerry, Listening To Jazz, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, Prentice Hall.
Coker, Jerry, The Jazz Idiom , Englewood Cliffs, NJ, Prentice Hall.
Crook, Hal, How To Improvise
Deutch, Maury, Improvisation Concepts and Jazz Patterns, New York, NY, Charles Colin Publications.
DeGreg, Phil, Jazz Keyboard Voicings and Harmony, New Albany, Indiana, Jamey Aebersold.
Evans, Lee, Improvising by Learning How To Compose, Milwaukee, WI, Hal Leonard Publishing.
Greene, Barry , The Inner Game of Music, West Germany: Advance Music.
Haerle, Dan, Jazz Improvisation For Keyboard Players, Hialeah, FL, Columbia Pictures.
Haerle, Dan, Jazz/Rock Voicings for the Contemporary Keyboard Player, Hialeah, FL, Columbia Pictures.
Haerle, Dan, Scales for Improvisation, Hialeah, FL, Columbia Pictures.
Haerle, Dan, The Jazz Language, Hialeah, FL, Columbia Pictures.
Haerle, Dan, The Jazz Sound, Milwaukee, WI, Hal Leonard Publishing.
Haerle, Dan; Jack Peterson, and Rich Matteson, Jazz Tunes for Improvisation, Hialeah, FL, Columbia Pictures.
Harbison, Pat, Technical Studies for the Modern Trumpet, New Albany, Indiana, Jamey Aebersold.
Jaffe, Andrew, Jazz Theory, Dubuque, IA, Wm C. Brown and Company.
Helmer, Jeff and Richard Lawn, Jazz, Theory and Practice Belmont, CA, Wadsworth Publishing Company.
Hunt, Joe, 52nd Street Beat, New Albany, Indiana, Jamey Aebersold.
LaPorta, John, A Guide To Improvisation, Boston, MA, Berklee Press
Liebman, Dave, Lookout Farm, Hollywood, CA, Almo Publications.
Liebman, Dave, A Chromatic Approach to Jazz Harmony, Rottenburg N., West Germany: Advance Music.
Mehegan, John, Contemporary Piano Styles (Vols. 1-4), New York, NY, Watson Guptill Publishing.
Nachmanovitch, David, Free Play, New York, NY: GP Putnam's Sons, 1990.
Reeves, Scott D., Creative Jazz Improvisation, Englewod Cliffs, NJ, Prentice Hall.
Steinel, Mike, Building A Jazz Vocabulary, Milwaukee WI, Hal Leonard Pub., 1994.
Stravinsky, Igor, The Poetics of Music, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1947.
Weiskopf, Walt and Ramon Ricker, Coltrane, A Player's Guide To His Harmony, New Albany, Indiana, Jamey Aebersold.
Wollner, Gertrude, Improvising In Music, Garden City, NY, Doubleday and Co.
Zinn, David, The Structure and Analysis of the Modern Improvised Solo, New York, NY, Excelsior Music Publications.
MUJS 5480, Pedagogy of Jazz