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

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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.

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por Hirokuni T

18 de mar de 2018

Good course.

It is analyzed from the perspective of Jazz.

If you want to learn traditional Blues, This course is Jazzy too much.

por Lee M

1 de nov de 2016

A fantastic introduction to how Jazz was formed and relates to the blues. What an inspiration Professor Dariusz Terefenko is.

por José D C

12 de jun de 2018

Excelente curso. Muy completo didactico. Felicitaciones al instructor y a los que trabajaron en la producción de este curso.

por Jheison F L V

13 de jul de 2020

It's a very complete course with a lot of information and many examples, very easy to understand. Thank you very much!

por Linda K

22 de jul de 2017

Fantastic introduction to the blues and to music theory. Very clear explanations, great demos, engaging professor.

por Luis C

21 de jan de 2019

Un curso fascinante, me hubiera encantado que tuviese subtitulos en español, asi lo hubiese aprovechado al máximo

por Harry K

8 de jun de 2016

Excellent instructor and course on fundamentals of the blues and jazz. Please continue more similar courses!

por Michał R F

20 de mar de 2020

For folks like me this course could be a bit difficult sometimes, but it's also a lot of fun!!!! Thank you!

por Thomas M

22 de fev de 2017

Great course and great instructor!! I will be delving into this material for a long, long time!! Thank You!

por Paul H

24 de mai de 2020

Excellent review of blues and associated chords, scales and improvisation tips and approaches to practice!

por Emilio

27 de abr de 2020

I took this course a couple years ago - great material, very well structured, valuable information. Thanks

por Huang ( H

17 de out de 2016

5 star recommended! all courses offered by Rochester especially music course were in very high quality!

por Nicovrey

12 de abr de 2020

Excellent introduce course. Great teacher and excellent band for the music examples. Thanks a lot !!

por Carlos F

26 de set de 2016


por Krisztina C

29 de mai de 2020

Great, thank you! Thorough, informative, and ispirational course, it was very beneficial to me.

por Joseph G

6 de jan de 2021

Excellent clarity , pace, examples and structure. Darius is a superb teacher. Thank You Darius!

por Alan t

10 de ago de 2016

Excellent class. Interesting, informative and with practical application. Highly recommended.

por Raul C

16 de jul de 2016

Excellent course. It goes deep into the core of the blues while showing tools for improvisation

por Byrolsh

26 de jul de 2020

Dariusz Terefenko is a great teacher! I'm very greatful for share his knowledge. Thanks you!

por minram z

23 de dez de 2020

Amazing course! So many things to learn. Practical lessons with comprehensible music theory.

por Eddy O S H

30 de jul de 2020

excellent course! detailed explanation in a clear and understandable language throughout.

por Johan R O

29 de jan de 2018

The course is excellent, the contents are pertinent and well developed along the 7 weeks

por Curt M

30 de mai de 2020

This course is a great way to learn, review, or rev up your improvisational techniques.

por Cesar G C

26 de mai de 2021

Estupendo!! material preciso y explicado de manera fácil y sencilla.. recomendado!!