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MUS - Music

MUS 159

IMPROVISATIONAL TECHNIQUES

(3.00 CR.)

Prerequisite is selected Applied Music or freshman level proficiency. Introduces the principles of improvisation using harmonic structures and progressions from the period of common practice. Includes listening to and performing music of the standard jazz and popular repertoire. Develops performance skills utilizing specific improvisational devices employed in different historical periods. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.

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