Fall 2022

Jazz Theory & Improvis I

Listed in: Music, as MUSI-213

Formerly listed as: MUSI-35

Moodle site: Course


Bruce P. Diehl (Section 01)


This is a beginner-level course designed to explore jazz harmony and improvisation from theoretical and applied standpoints. Students will study common harmonic practices, modes and scales, rhythmic practices, 32-measure song form, and the blues, and will learn the historical contexts in which these practices have developed. An end-of-semester performance of material studied during the semester will be required alongside regular individual meetings with the instructor. One-hour ear training sections will be scheduled outside of regular class meetings. Two class meetings and two ear training section per week. This course is considered a point of entry to MUSI 341 and a pre-requisite of MUSI 246.


2022-23: Offered in Fall 2022
Other years: Offered in Fall 2007, Fall 2008, Fall 2009, Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016, Fall 2017, Fall 2018, Fall 2019, Fall 2020, Fall 2021, Fall 2022