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Student Learning Outcomes

Course Name: Jazz Improvisation
Course Number: MUS 25A
Course Objectives:
  • Improvise stylistically correct solos over a blues chord progression.
  • Improvise using major, dominant and minor scales in all twelve keys.
  • Students will be able to identify major, mixolydian, and dorian scales as related to jazz chord symbols.
  • Students will be asked to identify the chord changes to a standard 12-bar blues progression.
  • Classify major, dominant, and minor scales related to chord symbols.
  • Perform coherent improvised solos on a simple jazz song.
  • Demonstrate aural development by imitating short melodic phrases.
  • Develop melodic ideas
  • Apply jazz theory into performance and written exercises.