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JAZZ1019: Jazz Harmony and Arranging 1

This unit explores the study of the harmony of standard jazz repertoire both from a theoretical angle and through the process of arranging for small jazz combos. Students will learn to understand and use basic harmonic rules and standard harmonic devices, diatonic progression and chord patterns.

Code JAZZ1019
Academic unit Jazz
Credit points 3

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate knowledge of fundamental jazz harmonic principles through improvisation in a coherent way
  • LO2. analyse jazz arrangements from a range of styles and eras
  • LO3. write arrangements for small group jazz band in a number of styles
  • LO4. be fluent in diatonic jazz harmony and beginning arranging techniques
  • LO5. complete a smaller-sized arrangement for small group jazz band to be performed in class.