Chevron Left
Voltar para The Blues: Understanding and Performing an American Art Form

Comentários e feedback de alunos de The Blues: Understanding and Performing an American Art Form da instituição Universidade de Rochester

553 classificações

Sobre o curso

The blues is an American art form and the most important musical form in jazz. Although there are other formal paradigms of the blues, such as 8-bar or 16-bar, this course focuses on different incarnations of the 12-bar blues. There are considerable differences between Early Jazz blues, Swing blues, Bebop blues, Modal blues, and Post Bop blues. Each type has its unique harmonic syntax, melodic vocabulary and, associated with them, improvisational techniques. While other aspects of jazz performance practice have been constantly changing from one stylistic convention to another, the blues has never lost its identity and expressive power, and continues to exert a powerful influence on the harmonic and melodic syntax of jazz. This seven-week course explores important aspects of the blues, blues improvisation, basic keyboard textures, jazz harmonic and melodic syntax. Topics include: (1) Blues Progressions; (2) Blues and Other Scales; (3) Improvisational Tools, and others. This course will also cover valuable theoretical concepts enabling the student to master the art of jazz improvisation. Each topic will be introduced from a practical perspective with the clearly stated goal: to improve one’s improvisational skills. Jazz improvisation is rooted in spontaneity, creativity, self-expression and, at the same time, self-control and order. A unique pedagogical approach based on a one-to-one musical interaction conducted with different instrumentalists will help to reinforce many of the concepts introduced in this course and realize its stated objectives....

Melhores avaliações


27 de jul de 2020

Very good and enjoyable mix of practice and theory - from basics to more advanced with good explanations throughout. I just wish I was a better piano player to be able to take full advantage of it!


7 de out de 2016

Such a great course! Even though I am a bass player this course has made me understand patterns and ways in which the Blues can be taken to. Thank you very much for such an amazing experience.

Filtrar por:

26 — 50 de 226 Avaliações para o The Blues: Understanding and Performing an American Art Form

por Guillermo G

23 de abr de 2020

por Nikita K

25 de fev de 2017

por Jose W O

24 de fev de 2017

por Vera B

24 de jun de 2020

por Ulla L P

11 de jun de 2016

por Joao P

17 de jul de 2016

por Eduardo M C

10 de ago de 2016

por Igor M

7 de jun de 2017

por Cristian E

1 de nov de 2020

por Pawel S

24 de jan de 2017

por DUTT K T

8 de jul de 2020

por David B

10 de ago de 2016

por Lorne D M

24 de jul de 2017

por Doug B

5 de set de 2017

por Mahbub E

5 de jul de 2020

por Moriah T

3 de jan de 2021

por Ivan L

16 de out de 2016

por Claudio M

14 de set de 2022

por Graeme H

1 de mar de 2017

por Anjali S A

8 de dez de 2020

por Santiago A S

5 de jan de 2020

por Stacy B

19 de mai de 2021

por 宮本孝男

6 de mai de 2019

por Susanne R

16 de dez de 2016

por Mika

10 de nov de 2020