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JAZZ1020: Jazz Harmony and Arranging 2

In this unit, voicing techniques for two to four horns, harmonisation of passing tones, clusters and other techniques will be introduced. The harmonic techniques explored are used as the theoretical basis for Jazz Improvisation.

Code JAZZ1020
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 small group arranging techniques
  • LO5. complete a smaller-sized arrangement for small group jazz band to be performed in class.