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MVJ 3436: Applied Jazz Saxophone III

Course Description for Applied Jazz Saxophone III

MVJ3436: Applied Jazz Saxophone III
Prerequisite:  Successful completion of MVJ 2326 or consent of instructor.
Description: This course teaches jazz improvisation via the saxophone. Additionally, it stresses the team player concept, the idea that the soloist interacts with a rhythm section and must learn to be confident in that environment. Compositions in the Bebop style are studied and compared to more melodic songs, the former for jazz lines and the latter for its melodic content. Piano chord voicings are studied to gain greater harmonic awareness.
Repeatability: This course is repeatable one time for a total of 4 credit hours.