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MUS 317A – Jazz Arranging I (Composition)

Jazz composition techniques will be explored in this class including analysis of great jazz composers/compositions. Melodic and harmonic aspects of jazz composition will be discussed and disected. Course Content: 1. Contrafacts 2. Blues melodies 3. 32-bar form tunes 4. Modal tunes 5. Wayne Shorter 6. Bennie Golson 7. Ellington