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MUSC 1358 - Jazz Lab Band-Guitar

Credit Hours: 1.00

Prerequisites: None

A jazz ensemble of limited numbers designed for the student with previous instrumental performance experience. Arrangements performed represent various styles in the jazz idiom. May be taken 4 times for credit. A student can earn a maximum of 8 semester hours credit for any combination of MUSC 1300 and MUSC 1351 thru MUSC 1359.

Billable Contact Hours: 3

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Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to name, define, and describe the styles and forms of traditional and modern jazz.

Objectives: Name, define, and describe the jazz:

  1. Form called “blues”.
  2. Style called “big band”.
  3. Style called “swing”.
  4. Style called “bop”.
  5. Styles called “cool” and “modern jazz”.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to read and perform musical elements used in jazz band arrangement.

Objectives: Read and perform passages in arrangements:

  1. Using diatonic scales.
  2. Using modes.
  3. Using chords from those scales and modes.
  4. Using rhythms and meters.
  5. Requiring improvisation.

• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.

CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Global Literacy: YES
Information Literacy: YES

  1. Style and Forms of Jazz.
    1. Blues
    2. Big Band
    3. Swing
    4. Bop
    5. Cool and Modern Jazz
  2. Jazz Band Performance Elements
    1. Diatonic Scales
    2. Modes
    3. Chords
    4. Rhythms and Meters
    5. Improvisation

Primary Faculty
Moses, Todd
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Ternullo, Annette
Pritchett, Marie

Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088

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