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JAZZ3301: Rhythm Awareness/Analysis

2024 unit information

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.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Sydney Conservatorium of Music

Study level Undergraduate
Academic unit Jazz
Credit points 3
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. 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.

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Normal day Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2020
Normal day Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Sydney
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Sydney
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Sydney

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Important enrolment information

Additional advice

Non-Jazz degree students may take this unit after completion of their Principal Study 4 with the approval of the Unit Coordinator.