A continuation and expansion of the analytic principles and jazz vocabulary introduced in Jazz Theory I. Class topics include modern harmonic movement, modal hierarchies, chord substitutions, alternate modes, compound chords, chromatism, and improvisational pacing of theoretical concepts. The class will use recordings of well-known jazz pieces to demonstrate theory concepts. Students will spend much time analyzing compositions and improvisations by jazz masters, and composing.
Prerequisite: Jazz Theory I
If you have any questions regarding the Jazz Theory II class please contact the NEC Continuing Education office at (617)585-1701.