Jazz Theory I - MUJ 342

Theory of Jazz Music is divided into two credit courses to be taught in two academic semesters: MUJ 342 and MUJ 352. This course provides, in addition to the classical theory of music, the specific foundations of Jazz Theory and Harmony. MUJ 342 begins with basic Jazz Theory, the Major Scale and the II-V-I Progression, Chord, Major Scale Harmony, Melodic Minor Scale Harmony, Diminished Scale Harmony, Whole Tone Scale Harmony, and practicing Scales and Slash Chords. The course will be taken in conjunction with four other semester courses dealing with Sight Singing and Ear Training