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MUSC 2140 - History of Jazz F (3-0) [0.50]

A survey of the major styles, personalities, and performances of the jazz tradition in terms of its social and cultural contexts through the examination of jazz texts and commentary, autobiographies of musicians, and recorded examples of important performances. (Also offered through Distance Education format.)


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Posted By : Anonymous
Posted On : June 12, 2012

Is the textbook recommended by the student? Yes
Did the student enjoy the professor? Yes

Professor : Spring

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Took this course to give jazz a chance and found it was pretty interesting and not what I thought it was. Looks at the start of blues and works its way to modern jazz. Goes through soul, bebop, scat, ragtime etc. Interesting course that looks at major players, instruments, major songs and socially what was happening at the time. A reflection paper on the weekly discussions and a final. Took it online, recommend the course to get a new perspective on jazz.
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