|D-Term 2019 The Blues: Analysis and Application - 6003 - DECM 230
Prerequisites/Notes: Ability to play over major, minor, dominant 7th, and II-V-I chord progressions. Good ear, intermediate technique, and basic knowledge of modes of major harmony.
Catalog Description : A study of Blues styles and their evolution. Historical study of the Blues as a complete and complex form, examining basic harmonic movement, chord progression reharmonizations, and rhythmic and melodic construction. Analysis of solo transcriptions from Robert Johnson, Miles Davis, and John Coltrane, and application of improvisational concepts growing out of early blues tradition. Learning assessed through active participation, performing assignments, and a final project. For instrumentalists only.
Attributes: Foundation/Gateway Course