Development of Instrumental Practice in Jazz History 2

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
174VNHJ2 Z 4 2 lecture hours (45 min) of instruction per week, 79 to 99 hours of self-study English, Czech summer

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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

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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. FREE JAZZ - important representatives of this epoch, characteristics of their style, important players/bandmates, important recordings.
  2. FUSION JAZZ - important representatives of this era, characteristics of their style, important bandmates / bandleaders, important recordings.
  3. JAZZ 80s and 90s - important representatives of this epoch, characteristics of their style, important bandmates / bandleaders, important recordings.
  4. JAZZ FROM 2000 TO PRESENT - important representatives of this epoch, characteristics of their style, important bandmates / bandleaders, important recordings.
  5. EUROPEAN SCENE - important representatives of European jazz, characteristics of their style, differences from American players.
  6. CZECH JAZZ SCENE - important representatives of the history and present of Czech jazz.

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

Attendance at least 50%

Note

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Further information

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