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MUS 314: Jazz and Blues Theory

MUS 314 - Jazz and Blues Theory (2)

This class introduces the language of jazz, blues and related popular music forms.  Students learn jazz scales/modes, construct basic chord progressions, apply common rhythms and forms used in jazz pieces, create and interpret lead sheets, and explore basic principles of improvisation. Offered intermittently. • Prerequisite: MUS 300 (or MUS 100 and permission of instructor).