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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
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MUSI 2150 Understanding Jazz

This course examines jazz history and the development of jazz styles as part of a broad framework of significant events and cultural trends in american history. It explores jazz as a product of African-American culture along with other relevant cultures, and examines the ties of jazz to economic, political, and social dimensions of ameria society. Significant jazz recordings and jazz musicians are surveyed and development of jazz styles is examined in historical context. How jazz is played and learned is also examined, including how improvisation, instrumentation, repertoire, and style function in a jazz performance.
Credits: 3.0