MUS 123 - Jazz: From Blues to ...
A survey course with emphasis on the various phases and styles of American jazz. Discussions and listenings will include cultural, socio-economic relationships and the evolution of technique and instrumentation.
Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
Discriminate among seven specific styles of jazz.
Identify the technical variations of jazz artists and styles.
Describe the contributions of at least 10 noted jazz performers.
Recognize the influences upon and of jazz.
Compare the evolution and role of jazz to other styles of music, both American and worldwide.
Recognize the styles and techniques as they may relate to the cultural aspirations of a people and to the American culture as a whole.
Lecture Hours: 3
Course Prerequisites: (ENG 050, REA 050) or ENG 099 and REA 075 or test scores