MUS 312J – Jazz Musicianship VI

Course Objective: Advanced level ear training with emphasis on transcribing. Analysis of melodies and harmonic progressions from classic jazz recordings. Five transcriptions will be due during the semester. 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. 10 Ear Training Quizzes Covered: Rhythmic Dictation Melodic Dictation Harmonic Dictation to include: Diatonic Chord Progressions, Chromatic Bass Movement, II-V's, Altered Chords: Major Triads over 3rd and 7th in left hand. Grades Will Be Calculated as Follows: 50 percent - Transcriptions 25 percent - 10 Ear training quizzes 25 percent - Final cumulative ear training exam Attendance Policy: Grade will be lowered 1/3 for every class missed over 10% of the total number of classes. You are allowed 4 "absents" before your grade will be affected. Week 1 Ear Training Quiz #1 2 Ear Training Quiz #2 3 Ear Training Quiz #3 4 First Transcription Due 5 Ear Training Quiz #4 6 Second Transcription Due 7 Ear Training Quiz #5 8 Ear Training Quiz #6 9 Third Transcription Due 10 Ear Training Quiz #7 11 Ear Training Quiz #8 12 Fourth Transcription Due 13 Ear Training Quiz #9 14 Ear Training Quiz #10 15 Fifth, Final Transcription Due