MUS 311J – Jazz Musicianship V

Course Objective: Advanced level ear training with emphasis on "commercial" harmonic and melodic progressions. Interpreting and writing lead sheets for practical use on gigs. Ear Training Exercises to Cover: Basic intervals, chords (maj, min, aug, dim) Compound intervals Chord types: major 7, minor 7, dominant 7, major 9, minor 9 Sus chords: Sus 7, 9, 13 Chords Associated With Modes: Ionaian, Dorian, Phrygian, Mixolydian, Aeolian Composing original songs based on each mode. Diatonic Chord Progressions Bass lines ii-V-I Progressions Common ii-V resolutions to I Chromatic ii-V's Non-Diatonic chord progressions: Common key centers not related to I. Grades Will Be Calculated as Follows: 25 percent - Weekly assignments: Lead sheets of transcribed pop tunes due every Friday. 25 percent - Quizzes: Ear training quiz given every Friday emphasizing different aspects of "listening". ie. Bass lines, intervals, chords, chord progressions. Melody with harmony. 25 percent - Transcriptions*: 5 Due Each Semester (one every 3 weeks) 25 percent - Final Cumulative ear training final Attendance Policy: Grade will be lowered 1/3 for every class missed over 10 percent of the total number of classes. (You are allowed 4 "absents" before your grade will be affected). *Each transcription will be a minimum or 4 choruses of blues or 2 choruses of a 32 bar tune. The transcription must be written legibly on manuscript paper with chord changes. A CD or cassette must accompany all transcriptions. Be prepared to play and discuss all aspects of each solo transcription including melodic development, scales, modes, rhythm, etc. Week 1 Review basic intervals and chord types. 2 Pop Tune#1 Lead Sheet Due 3 Pop Tune #2 Lead Sheet Due 4 First Transcription Due 5 Pop Tune #3 Lead Sheet Due 6 Second Transcription Due 7 Pop Tune #4 Lead Sheet Due 8 Pop Tune #5 Lead Sheet Due 9 Third Transcription Due 10 Pop Tune #6 Lead Sheet Due 11 Pop Tune #7 Lead Sheet Due 12 Fourth Transcription Due 13 Pop Tune #8 Lead Sheet Due 14 Pop Tune #9 Lead Sheet Due 15 Fifth, Final Transcription Due