Introducere în armonia muzicii de jazz (EN = Introduction to jazz harmony)

National University of Arts George Enescu IASI
The course material offers multiple variants of the application of chord theory to three and four voices used in jazz harmony, intended for beginner students. The exercises are designed to be graded in complexity and are focused on mastering notation and ciphering, chord types and their inversions.
Knowledge of: - music theory - classic harmony - rhythm theory - history of jazz
- the correct use of specialized terms and chord notation in jazz harmony; - the ability to harmonically analyze a jazz theme and solos; - the ability to harmonize a given theme using the chords specific to jazz music;

Further information

  • assessment
    Exam with grade E , Semester grade S , Comprehensive exam CE
  • level
  • Completed Semester
    8th semester
  • How many semesters does the course last?
    4 semesters
  • hours per week
    2 hours: 1 course and 1 practical seminar
  • Link of the course
  • Target group of course
    Other (Students of jazz composition)
  • credits
    3 ECTS
  • Type of Course
  • Degree Level
  • Course
  • students #
    6-15 students
  • Hours per year
    Marius Popp - Armonia aplicativa in improvizatia de Jazz, Editura Muzicala, Bucuresti, 2013 Dariusz Terefenko, Jazz Theory: From Basic to Advanced Study, Routledge, NY, 2014 Joe Mulholland, Tom Hojnacki, The Berklee Book of Jazz Harmony, Berklee Press, 2013 Frank Sikora, Jazz Harmony - Think • Listen • Play. A Practical Approach, Schott Music GmbH & Co. KG, Mainz, Germany, 2019 Dan Haerle, THE ESSENTIAL JAZZ HARMONY BOOK, For All Instrumentalists and Arrangers, Jamey Aebersold Jazz, 2015
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Teodor Amarandei

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National University of Arts George Enescu IASI


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