We're sorry, but this course is over. The last meeting was Monday, December 12, 2016.
An introduction to the harmonic and analytic vocabulary used by jazz musicians for compositional and improvisational development. Emphasis is on understanding common technical terms and also on learning to quickly apply theoretical constructs to playing and/or singing in a performance setting. The class will feature excerpts from notable jazz recordings to illustrate the various concepts being explored. Class topics include chord construction, key signatures, diatonic modes and chord scales, basic extended jazz harmony, guide tones, and voice leading, as found in standard jazz chord progressions.
If you have any questions regarding the Jazz Theory I class please contact the NEC Continuing Education office at (617)585-1701.
241 St. Botolph Street
New England Conservatory of Music Preparatory School and School of Continuing Education