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JAZZ2018: Jazz History 3

2024 unit information

Jazz History 3 provides the student with a practical understanding of the Jazz styles developed, played and composed from the mid-1940s through to 1960 and the historical context in which it was created. The classes will be structured around the use of sound recordings, archival footage with 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.

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Code JAZZ2018
Academic unit Jazz
Credit points 3
Assumed knowledge:

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

  • LO1. demonstrate a well rounded knowledge of the development of jazz from the late 1940s onwards.
  • LO2. understand the styles, sounds, and cultural influences of and upon the jazz music and significant musicians of this period, and be able to recognise them aurally
  • LO3. will have a thorough understanding of the varying styles of this era, and the social and cultural influences upon, and of, the music of this period.
  • LO4. Will be introduced to the music, contributions and history of some of the influential important and under-recognised female artists of this era.

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Semester 2 2024
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Semester 2 2020
Normal day Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Sydney
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Sydney
Semester 2 2023
Normal day Sydney

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Additional advice

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