MUSI 2120 Course Schedule


week of Jan. 18


Part I: Listening Orientation

Chapter 1:
Musical Instruments and Elements


week of Jan. 25

Part II: Early Jazz

Chapter 3:
The Roots of Jazz
Chapter 2:
Jazz Form and Improvisation
week of Feb. 1
Chapter 4:
New Orleans Jazz
(Listening Orientation continues)
week of Feb. 8

Chapter 5:
New York in the 1920s

Feb. 11:
In-class demonstration

week of Feb. 15

Chapter 6: Louis Armstrong and the First Great Soloists

(Listening Orientation continues)



week of Feb. 22

Part III: The Swing Era

Chapter 7: Swing Bands


Feb. 25:

week of Feb. 29

Chapter 8:
Ellington, Basie

No Class

week of March 7

Spring Break

Spring Break

week of March 14

Chapter 9:
Swing Era Soloists

Chapter 9:
Swing Era Soloists
Chapter 10:
Rhythm in Transition

week of March 21

Part IV: Modern Jazz

Chapter 11:

Chapter 12:
The 1950s--Cool Jazz

week of March 28

Chapter 12:
Hard Bop

Chapter 13:
Jazz Composition

week of April 4

Chapter 14: The Modality of Miles Davis and John Coltrane


week of April 11

Chapter 14:

Part V: The Avant-Garde, Fusion, Historicism

Chapter 15:
The Avant-Garde

week of April 18

Chapter 16:
Fusion I (to 1960)
Chapter 17:
Fusion II--Jazz, Rock, and Beyond

week of April 25

Chap. 17:

Chapter 18:

week of May 2

Chapter 19:
Jazz Today

Saturday, May 7,
9 a.m.