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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