MUS 420 - Improvisation I
Improvisation in theory and practice. Hands-on development of the musical vocabulary of improvisation of jazz, Indian classical music, and other world cultures. Application of melody-harmony relationships to instrumental/vocal performance. Techniques for the composition and improvisation of original melodies with emphasis on melodic sequences, nuance, and mixed rhythmic patterns. Prerequisite: MUS 221 and 226, or departmental permission. 2 credits.
MUS 421 - Improvisation II
Continuation of MUS 420. Improvisation in theory and practice. Application of advanced melodic/harmonic relationships to instrumental/vocal performance. Emphasis on styles, group performance, and analysis of selected idioms and their application to individual creative expression. Prerequisite: MUS 420. 2 credits.