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JAZZ1601: Jazz Performance 1

2024 unit information

In this unit of study students will begin to develop skills and understanding in jazz improvisation, and an appropriate level of instrumental skill to facilitate its performance. Students will become acquainted with suitable and essential jazz repertoire, the study of which will be informed by acquiring a detailed knowledge of chord/scale relationships and of how the harmonic structures that are commonplace in jazz repertoire function. At the conclusion of this unit of study students will be able to demonstrate a thorough knowledge of major, melodic minor, diminished, diminished blues, and whole-tone scales and their associated applications, demonstrate a broad understanding of repertoire covered in improvisation classes and principal study lessons and demonstrate appropriate instrumental skills necessary for jazz performance.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Sydney Conservatorium of Music

Study level Undergraduate
Academic unit Jazz
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None
Assumed knowledge:
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None

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

  • LO1. Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of major, melodic minor, diminished, diminished blues, and whole-tone scales and their associated applications
  • LO2. Demonstrate a broad understanding of repertoire covered in improvisation classes
  • LO3. Demonstrate appropriate instrumental skills necessary for jazz performance.
  • LO4. Evaluate learning and development through reflective writing

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Semester 1 2024
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Semester 2 2024
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Semester 1 2020
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Semester 2 2020
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Semester 1 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 1 2021
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Semester 2 2021
Normal day Remote
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Semester 2 2021
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Semester 1 2022
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Semester 2 2022
Normal day Remote
Semester 2 2022
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Semester 1 2023
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Semester 2 2023
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