Jazz Theory I

This class is recommended for students who are not familiar with basic jazz harmonic vocabulary. There is in-class listening to recorded examples of Jazz theory in actual practice. Students will learn to apply the theory concepts to their instruments. Students will also compose pieces demonstrating their familiarity with Jazz theory concepts.

It is important to note that very different material is covered in this class than in a classical theory class. This class will make Jazz private lesson time more effective, because the private teacher can concentrate on technique and improvisation instead of spending time on building a solid theory foundation. The information covered in this class is so critical to Jazz players, that if it is not covered in a class setting, a private teacher will end up spending lesson time on it.

  • Fall 2020
Jamie Stewardson