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Student Learning Outcomes

Course Name: Advanced Jazz Improvisation
Course Number: MUS 25B
Course Objectives:
  • Students will be able to improvise over a standard ii-V7-I progression in multiple keys.
  • Students will be able to identify scales as related to advanced chord symbols, including the most common (melodic minor, diminished and whole-tone scale).
  • Improvise melodic minor, diminished and Lydian dominant scales in all twelve keys.
  • Improvise stylistically correct solos over a rhythm change chord progression
  • Integrate jazz theory through exercises and performances.
  • Develop melodic ideas over extended phrase and song lengths.
  • Perform a coherent improvised solo in an extended song form, based on non-traditional harmonies, including Lydian dominant and altered chords.
  • Identify altered dominant, half diminished, and full diminished scales related to advanced chord symbols