MUSI 2120 Course Schedule

 

Tuesday
Thursday
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:
MIDTERM I

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:
Bebop

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

April 7: MIDTERM II

week of April 11

Chapter 14:
(cont.)

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:
(cont.)

Chapter 18:
Historicism

week of May 2

Chapter 19:
Jazz Today
 

FINAL:
Saturday, May 7,
9 a.m.