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Music: Introduction Jazz History

Course
2021-2022

Admission requirements

For this course there are no admission requirements.

Description

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.

Course Objectives

  • Improvisation and swing, the functioning of the rhythm section and the melody section, as well as musical, social and cultural interaction;

  • how to listen to jazz;

  • identify the characteristics of the various styles;

  • insight into the styles of the three periods of jazz: the historical, the institutional and the digital period.

Timetable

The timetables are available through My Timetable.

Mode of instruction

Lecture and knowledge video clips.
Please find the knowledge video clips here: Videoportal Jazz History

Assessment method

Online exam with auditory questions and using video material.

Reading list

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

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

Registration

Register for this course via uSis. Registration in uSis for this elective is open from 15 December 2020, 13.00 hrs.

Contact

Ir. Rogier Schneemann, Academie der Kunsten
Wouter Turkenburg, e-mail: w.turkenburg@hum.leidenuniv.nl

Remarks

PLEASE NOTE:
Students who have followed this course in previous years, are entitled to follow this course again this year. Although the content of the course is largely the same, assignments and final test vary from year to year. Please check with the study advisor or student administration of your bachelor programme whether the study credits (EC) connected to this course will be obtained if you follow the course for a second time.

For other courses in the domains of music and fine arts, please visit: Elective courses music and fine arts