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Muziek: Inleiding in de jazzgeschiedenis


Admission requirements

For this course there are no admission requirements.


This course gives an insight into the styles of the three periods of jazz: the historical, the institutional and the digital period. Improvisation and swing, the functioning of the rhythm section and the melody section, as well as musical, social and cultural interaction will be discussed. Attention will be given to how to listen to jazz in order to learn how to identify the characteristics of the various styles. Knowledge of music theory is not required. However, students are expected to have seen and studied the various ‘knowledge clips’ before visiting the classes in which the content of these clips are being dealt with.


Dates and time

2018-2019, Second semester.

Monday evenings from 18.30 to 20.00 hrs.

Work group meetings:
Monday 4 February 2019
Monday 11 February 2019
Monday 18 February 2019
Monday 25 February 2019
Monday 4 March 2019
Monday 11 March 2019
Monday 1 April 2019
Monday 8 April 2019
Monday 15 April 2019

The exam will be online and will be distributed after 15 April 2019.


The lectures/workgroups take place at Lipsius building, Cleveringaplaats 1, 2311 BD Leiden, room 228.
The exam takes place at room 147 of the Lipsius building.

Mode of instruction

Lecture and knowledge video clips.

Assesment method

Online exam with auditory questions and using video material.


  • Ted Gioia, The history of jazz. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011.

  • additionally: Scott DeVeaux & Gary Giddens, Jazz. New York: Norton, 2009.


Register for this course via uSis.


Ir. Rogier Schneemann, Academie der Kunsten
Wouter Turkenburg, telefoon: 070 315 14 00, e-mail:

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