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Jazz History 1 - JAZZ1021

Year - 2020

Jazz History 1 provides the student with a practical understanding of the roots of jazz and the music developed, played and composed from the late 1800s - early 1930s and the historical context in which it was created. The classes will be structured around the use of sound recordings, archival footage, group discussion/analysis and by practical application. Students will be expected to be able to recognise, write about and discuss the major musical contributors of this period and their music, the cultural and socio-economic influences upon and of this music. Aural examinations will be of the 'Blindfold Test' variety. Students will transcribe notable performances from recordings and will direct ensemble performances of these. A listening list, reading list, video links and audio examples will be provided.

2hr lecture per week

In-class Presentation (30%); Transcription/Performance (30%); Listening Exam (40%)

Additional information
Non-Jazz degree students will be considered for a place in the class based on enrolment numbers prior to the commencement of the semester.

Assumed knowledge
Students enrolling in this unit are expected to have strong overall music skills including notation, reading, aural skills, music research and analysis and jazz performance (excluding non-jazz students)


Faculty: Sydney Conservatorium of Music

Semester 2

24 Aug 2020

Department/School: Jazz
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 28 Sep 2020
Unit of study level: Junior
Credit points: 3.0
EFTSL: 0.063
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? Yes
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Andrew Dickeson
HECS Band: 1
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