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Willamette University

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Salem, Oregon 97301

503-370-6300 voice

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MUSC 239 Jazz Theory and Improvisation (.5)

This course is open to all students with a desire to understand jazz theory and jazz improvisation. Jazz chord theory and symbols, jazz scale theory, II, V, I chord progressions, the blues, application of jazz theory to jazz literature, beginning concepts of jazz improvisation. Students will apply theory to their own voice or instrument.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

  • Offering: Alternate years
  • Instructor: Nord