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Undergraduate Course Details
Number MUS 218
Title Jazz Theory and Improvisation I
Credits 3.0
Prerequisites MUS132N


A class in the principles of music theory, with an emphasis on how they relate to jazz and improvisation. Topics include chord extensions, modes, chord-scale relationships, common progression, and standard forms. Students will also explore the art and techniques of improvisation. Ear training, listening, and analysis are important components of the class. There will be some lab activities involving application of the concepts learned to one's primary instrument. Satisfies a music theory requirement for Music Minors. Course meets three lecture hours per week.