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JAZZ3301: Rhythm Awareness/Analysis

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.

Code JAZZ3301
Academic unit Jazz
Credit points 3

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

  • LO1. have a broad understanding of foundation rhythmic principles associated with contemporary jazz performance
  • LO2. have a basic set of problem solving, procedural skills allowing for the development and manipulation of personal rhythmic process and vocabulary
  • LO3. develop aural skills relating to rhythmic forms, structures, and procedural practices.