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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

MUS 305 - Jazz Composition and Arranging

2016-2017 Catalog Year:

An introductory course in jazz theory and orchestration. Through this course students will study the transpositions, practical ranges and peculiarities of writing for the standard instruments found in contemporary jazz band. Students will learn the basic harmonic structures and notations of chords most commonly used in jazz today, and the basic functions of these chords. Students will study the most common voicings for the instruments of the jazz band in individual sections and in various combinations.

Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
Offered: Not on a regular basis
Credit: 3