Sep 17 - May 13 (Saturday)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
From Sep 17, 2016 to May 13, 2017
Each Saturday from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
This two-year, four-semester class is designed for advanced and intermediate jazz students. It requires some prior knowledge of jazz theory. In this class, compositions will be analyzed from both the "big picture" (form, harmony, arrangement, melody, and rhythm) and the "little picture" (articulation and methods of improvisation). Source material for the first year has included Charlie Parker, Ornette Coleman, Thelonious Monk, Mike Stern, and sources from 20th-century classical music. The purpose of this class is to link jazz history to jazz theory. The second year will explore the styles of Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus, Stevie Wonder, Bob Marley, Buddy Guy, Frank Zappa, and more. Students will compose model compositions based on the material in class. Students will also sing and play along with recorded melodies and improvisations to learn different approaches to delivering material.
If you have questions about this class please call the NEC Prep School office at (617)585-1160. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you in class.
St. Botolph Building, Third Floor
New England Conservatory of Music Preparatory School and School of Continuing Education