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Rhythm Awareness/Analysis - JAZZ3301

Year - 2020

This unit of study is an elective course in rhythm that introduces students to a broad range of material, including case studies of influential local and international approaches to rhythm construction, and overviews of various rhythmic traditions from Asia, Latin America, the USA, Africa, and India. Without doubt, rhythm has become the primary organisational tool in contemporary jazz performance, with many of the world's most influential jazz artists now employing complex rhythmic structures, odd-time signatures, odd-rhythmic groupings, metric modulations, as well as rhythmic models from traditional music styles, as basic structural frameworks and improvisational prompts.

12 x 2 hour lectures

Class assessment 1 (20%); Class assessment 2 (20%); Rhythmic analysis (40%); Class assessment 3 (20%).

Additional information
Non-Jazz degree students may take this unit after completion of their Principal Study 4 with the approval of the Unit Coordinator.


Faculty: Sydney Conservatorium of Music

Semester 1

24 Feb 2020

Department/School: Jazz
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2020
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 3.0
EFTSL: 0.063
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Simon Barker
HECS Band: 1
Courses that offer this unit

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