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2021-2022 Catalog
MVJ 1016: Applied Jazz Saxophone I

Course Description for Applied Jazz Saxophone I

MVJ1016: Applied Jazz Saxophone I
Prerequisite:  Consent of instructor and admission to Music department.
Description: This course teaches jazz improvisation via the saxophone. Concepts such as mental practice are stressed. Also the inherent multicultural aspect of jazz comes to the foreground. Students are taught to examine all cultures for fresh musical devices, understanding that old material can be used in new settings and that knowledge is ageless. The basic tools of jazz improvisation and harmony are taught and are built upon in the successive levels of this course.
Repeatability: This course is repeatable one time for a total of 4 credit hours.