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JAZZ3605: Jazz Performance 5

2024 unit information

In this unit of study students will further develop increasingly advanced skills and understanding in jazz improvisation, and a further increased level of instrumental skill to facilitate its performance. The students will become acquainted with more complex 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. The increasingly complex nature of the repertoire covered will allow the student to become familiar with a wider range of musical nuances. At the conclusion of this unit of study students will be able to demonstrate an ability to solo over a diverse set of repertoire tunes, including the ability to perform guide tone lines where appropriate, and demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the prescribed third year repertoire list as covered in improvisation classes and principal study lessons, as well as retaining by memory the core songs from the first and second year lists, demonstrate an increased level of understanding fundamental and more advanced performance issues and demonstrate an ability to transcribe and perform a more advanced solo from memory.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Jazz

Code JAZZ3605
Academic unit Jazz
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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JAZZ2604
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 an ability to solo over a diverse set of repertoire tunes, including the ability to perform guide tone lines where appropriate
  • LO2. Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the prescribed third year repertoire list as covered in improvisation classes, as well as retaining by memory the core songs from the first and second year lists
  • LO3. Demonstrate an increased level of understanding fundamental and more advanced performance issues
  • LO4. Transcribe and memorise an advanced-level jazz solo, distinguish key attributes of the solo, and appriase the possible broader creative applications of these attributes
  • LO5. Evaluate learning and development through reflective writing and develop new methods of practice

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