Development of Instrumental Practice in Jazz History 1

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
174VNHJ1 Z 4 2 lecture hours (45 min) of instruction per week, 82 to 102 hours of self-study English, Czech winter

Subject guarantor

Jaromír HONZÁK

Name of lecturer(s)

Jaromír HONZÁK, Marek URBÁNEK

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Student is oriented in the development of playing a specific instrument through knowledge of the history of world and national jazz music of a given time period. Has an overview of important soloists and innovators and can describe the distinctive features of their playing.

Mode of study

Lecture

Prerequisites and co-requisites

not

Course contents

Learning objectives:

This course is designed to provide an overview of the development of playing a particular instrument (the instrument the student plays) from the beginnings of jazz to the present. The student will become familiar with all the major innovators and important soloists throughout jazz history and the distinctive features of their style. The emphasis is on a thorough theoretical knowledge, not on practical practice of the style of representatives of each stage of jazz development.

Thematic areas:

  1. THE ORIGIN OF THE INSTRUMENT AND THE BEGINNINGS OF ITS USE - how the instrument was used in early jazz.
  2. SWING - important representatives of this era, characteristics of their style, important bandmates / bandleaders, important recordings.
  3. BEBOP - important exponents of this era, characteristics of their style, important players/bandleaders, important recordings.
  4. MODAL JAZZ - important representatives of this epoch, characteristics of their style, important bandmates/bandleaders, important recordings.
  5. COOL JAZZ - important representatives of this epoch, characteristics of their style, important bandmates / bandleaders, important recordings.
  6. HARD BOP - important representatives of this epoch, characteristics of their style, important bandmates / bandleaders, important recordings.

Recommended or required reading

Required reading:

GRIDLEY, Mark, C. Jazz Styles. New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1988.

Recordings of a specific instrument in the archives of the instructor and the Department of Jazz Music at HAMU.

Assessment methods and criteria

Prerequisites: Master's Project 2, Playing in a Jazz Ensemble 2, Concert Practice 3

Master's Project 3, Jazz Ensemble 3

Note

IN PREPARATION

Schedule for winter semester 2022/2023:

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Schedule for summer semester 2022/2023:

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The subject is a part of the following study plans