Introduction to Jazz
Author(s): Coast Learning Systems
Includes a 3 CD Set and a printed card with an access code to the Coast Learning course website.
Includes a 3 CD Set and a printed card with access codes to the eBook and Coast Learning course website.
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Online courses through Coast Learning Systems require no institutional license fee.
Introduction to Jazz Online offers a general overview of the periods of jazz. Jazz history, like all histories, is made up of many threads connecting related events and influences that are important to how jazz evolved.
This course's integrated approach allows students with no previous musical experience to explore the history of jazz through reading, listening, writing assignments, concert attendance, and research.
Topics covered in the 15-lesson course include the historical periods of jazz, biographies of jazz greats, as well as instrumental legacies, oral and literate traditions, and jazz as an art form. Stylistic periods in music span from the early beginnings of jazz into the twenty-first century.
- Students navigate the course with the help of a student guide that serves as a textbook and workbook.
- This student guide comes with three high-quality Sony Music CDs, which include a rich selection of jazz classics that are referenced in the lectures, reading assignments, and quizzes.
- Timed listening notes guide students in the art of listening and can be accessed online, where they interact with the CD and follow the progress of the piece.
- The listening notes are also offered in the student guide in the same order as they appear on the CD, making the course a continuing source of enrichment for years to come.
Course Components include:
- Online Lessons - In addition to online readings, tests and assignments are submitted online, and online discussion areas allow you to communicate directly with your students.
- Student Guide - Serves as both a road map and resource. It contains historical reading, as well as directions and exercises that will help your students successfully navigate through each online lesson.
- 3 CD set - Include a rich selection of jazz classics that are referenced in the lectures, reading assignments, and quizzes
CLICK HERE to view an online course demo
Section 1: Introduction: How to Take This Course
Section 2: Lesson Guides
Lesson 1: Jazz to You: Warming Up
Lesson 2: Jazz Issues: Definitions & the Big Picture
Lesson 3: Roots of Jazz: Pre-Jazz, Work Songs & the Blues
Lesson 4: Keys to the Piano Early Styles & Innovations
Lesson 5: Dixieland North & South: The Ensemble & Collective Improvisation
Lesson 6: Review 1: Pre-Jazz, Piano & Dixieland; includes the assignment of the Concert Reports
Lesson 7: Swing & the Big Band: Jazz Hits Number One
Lesson 8: Bebop, Cool & Other Streams: End of War & the Headwaters of the Mainstream
Lesson 9: Review 2: Swing & Bebop
Lesson 10: Avant-Garde & Free Jazz: New Freedoms & Shared Results
Lesson 11: Modal Jazz & Fusion: Digging Deeper & Handling New Influences
Lesson 12: Review 3: Free to Fusion
Lesson 13: Jazz Legacies: Expressions of Jazz's Mainstream
Lesson 14: Oral & Literate Traditions: The Role of Opposing Forces
Lesson 15: Jazz as an Art Form: Past, Present & Future
Section 3: Jazz Issues: Open to Interpretation
Section 4: Early Influences: Pre-Jazz & Work Songs
Section 5: Early Piano Styles: Keys to the Kingdom
Section 6: Dixieland: New Orleans and Chicago
Section 7: The Swing Era: Entering the Mainstream Intact
Section 8: Bop, Cool & Third Stream: The Beginning of Mainstream Jazz
Section 9: Avant-Garde & Free Jazz: Dissolving Boundaries & Liberating the Ensemble
Section 10: Modal to Fusion: New Materials, New Partners
Section 11: Listening Notes
Section 12: Glossary