Course Description: A performance-centered class which is covering melodic, harmonic and rhythmic models applied to improvising in a variety of settings, covering jazz vocabulary and the construction of jazz melodies based on the traditions of players Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Bill Evans, Jim Hall and others
Course Objective: Upon completion of this course the student will be able to improvise over a wide variety of chord changes and harmonic systems. The student should be able to generate and develop new melodies using melodic techniques presented in the class and to be able to improvise in most harmonic settings. You will have a solid background in the jazz vocabulary of the last fifty years. By studying model lines, students should be able to create their own lines based on the vocabulary of the masters.