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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....

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May 10, 2020

This course is really interesting. I would like to recommend this course to those who genuinely loves music. Thanks to the University of Rochester for launching this wonderful masterpiece.


Mar 04, 2017

This is very practical and useful course. I really learned something from it! I love this courser and I strongly recommend this course to everyone who is fascinated in Blues.

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por saisumanth

Apr 06, 2018

professional course which useful for full time musicians

por Pablo S H

Aug 25, 2017

It´s great and resourceful. From basic to advance level.

por dragan r

Mar 22, 2018

great course,thank you darius end everyone,best regards

por Minerva M G

May 20, 2019

I loved it! I use it for my self and for my students.

por Roman

Nov 01, 2019

Excellent jazz material with excellent explanation

por Miguel A O C

Mar 10, 2020

Excelente Curso, muy preciso en sus definiciones.

por Sakda S

Jul 12, 2018

Very Impressive course. I learn a lot from there.

por Kelly-Ann K

Nov 09, 2019

So much rich information and examples .

Thank you

por Yvan S

Oct 09, 2016

Awesome course, especially for Jazz pianists!

por Angelina W

Nov 25, 2016

Love the theory discussion and performances.

por Juanjo R C

Dec 10, 2017

buen curso, lastima no está en español 100%

por Ervin S

Jun 19, 2016

I've learnt a lot from this course. Thanks!

por Yohanes N P

Jun 29, 2017

Super great! The pace is good for beginner


Jan 03, 2018

Excellent, very neat and illustrative.

por Marcos N d O

Apr 13, 2017

Pratical, straight foward and elusive.

por António F T M

Jun 26, 2017

I loved this course, a must to have!!

por Xiangxin L

Jun 18, 2017

So many ideas for blues and jazz.

por jason

Nov 09, 2016

Great course- thank you, Dariusz!

por Isabelle K

Oct 14, 2017

Great course. Thank you so much!

por Lo L K P

Apr 15, 2017

Practical and useful information

por Illona M

May 31, 2016

Best course I had here so far.

por Sushil M

Jan 30, 2019

Wonderful Overview of Blues.

por Samuel B S S

May 29, 2016

good lecture... nice lesson

por Bart S

Jul 02, 2016

great course, do it again

por Antonio N

Dec 08, 2017

Thank you Mr. Terefenko!