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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....



Jul 28, 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!


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.


101 - The Blues: Understanding and Performing an American Art Form 的 125 個評論(共 180 個)

創建者 Andrie S Y

Apr 27, 2020

It is great class, the best class in jazz improvisation. I really learn a lot.

創建者 Cristina M S

Nov 27, 2016

It's a very useful course. Really worth it!!!

My congratulations to Professor.

創建者 Alexandros R

Jun 08, 2016

Excellent presentation of the theory and very nice examples and analysis.

創建者 Tomas P A

Feb 11, 2018

Excellent course!!! Great teacher. A must for blues and jazz students

創建者 fabian r

Jul 27, 2016

excellent! great course for undertanding the blues and its evolution!

創建者 nino p

Jun 18, 2020

very well explained, clearly illustrated with instructive examples

創建者 sergio v

Oct 10, 2016

Had fun taking this class and learned some new things. thank you.

創建者 Robert V S

Nov 23, 2016

Fantastic material that will give me years of stuff to work on!

創建者 Lukas d S L

Jun 11, 2020

Great content! A lot of compositional inspiration! Thank you.

創建者 Samanta G P

Oct 17, 2016

Thank you so much for this opportunity! Awesome experience.

創建者 Germán R

Oct 05, 2016

Me encantó este curso, es formidable y con bases sólidas.

創建者 saisumanth

Apr 06, 2018

professional course which useful for full time musicians

創建者 Pablo S H

Aug 25, 2017

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

創建者 dragan r

Mar 22, 2018

great course,thank you darius end everyone,best regards

創建者 Minerva M G

May 20, 2019

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

創建者 Julie

Jul 21, 2020

I learned a lot. I can write my own contrafacts now.

創建者 Roman

Nov 01, 2019

Excellent jazz material with excellent explanation

創建者 Miguel A O C

Mar 10, 2020

Excelente Curso, muy preciso en sus definiciones.

創建者 Sakda S

Jul 12, 2018

Very Impressive course. I learn a lot from there.

創建者 Kelly-Ann K

Nov 09, 2019

So much rich information and examples .

Thank you

創建者 Yvan S

Oct 09, 2016

Awesome course, especially for Jazz pianists!

創建者 Angelina W

Nov 25, 2016

Love the theory discussion and performances.

創建者 Juanjo R C

Dec 10, 2017

buen curso, lastima no está en español 100%

創建者 Ervin S

Jun 19, 2016

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

創建者 Naim C V

Jun 01, 2020

The is a paramount music education course.