Course Description for Applied Jazz Saxophone
Applied Jazz Saxophone
Description: Four semesters of this course are required for jazz saxophone majors seeking the Master of Music (M.M.) jazz performance degree. Students will study more advanced techniques of saxophone performance including but not limited to; altissimo, multiphonics and false fingerings. Harmonic and rhythmic concepts established by players such as John Coltrane, Joe Henderson, Sonny Rollins, Michael Brecker, Joe Lovano, Lee Konitz and others will be covered in depth. Students will be exposed to various approaches to practicing improvisation that will help them expand their harmonic and rhythmic vocabulary. Students at this level will also prepare for a culminating Senior Recital which will showcase their playing, composing, arranging and organizational skills. Permission of the instructor is required.
Repeatability: This course may be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits.