MUS-2211 Jazz/Contemporary Keyboard III

1 credit

Prerequisite: MUS-1052 or permission of instructor. *Required concurrent enrollment with MUS-2013 & MUS-2111.

Coinciding with Jazz Theory, this third semester of a four-semester sequence course will give each student a basic foundation in the application of jazz/contemporary theory to the keyboard. Harmonic concepts such as chord construction, diatonic progressions, chord/scale relationships, song structure, etc., will be among the subjects covered. Emphasis will be on developing accompaniment skills in the jazz/contemporary style. Interpretation of chord symbols from the "lead sheet" format will enable students to more fully understand jazz harmony and to have the ability to accompany other musicians, students, etc.