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This subject continues to develop the technical skills individual performers require in Jazz and Improvisation.
The subject includes individual lessons with expert practitioners, as well as group classes, which focus on the art of improvisation and developing the ability to compose and perform in real time.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- employ intermediate level techniques of functional harmony as related to jazz-based chord construction;
- employ intermediate level techniques of contemporary rhythmic practice;
- identify their strengths and weaknesses in technical development and implement strategies for improvement;
- appraise their practice regime in terms of efficacy in achieving development goals;
- apply an intermediate level understanding of non genre-based compositional tools to improvisation;
- explore the connection between 'real-time' composition and concepts of 'flow' and 'play';
- critically self-reflect and apply creative problem-solving to their development as improvising musicians.
On completion of this subject students should be able to:
- developed in-depth knowledge of their specialist discipline;
- reached a high level of achievement in creative artistic practice, problem solving and communication;
- be critical and creative thinkers, with an aptitude for continued self-directed learning;
- have the capacity to participate fully in collaborative learning and to confront unfamiliar problems.
Last updated: 31 January 2024