Explore the theory behind jazz and contemporary music’s use of melody (shape, range, rhythmic structure etc), and harmony (including chords, scales, chord progressions and substitutions). You will also study aspects of arranging such as instrumental ranges and transposition, rhythm section notation and score layout. Each term culminates with the completion of your own composition/arranging project. You should be able to read treble and bass clef and have a fluent grasp of chord formation and function.
This course runs on Monday evenings at 6.30-8pm from 3 October 2016-20 March 2017.
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Goldsmiths, University of London
Goldsmiths, known for its excellence in creative and cultural arts, humanities and social sciences, is launching an exciting range of adult education and short training courses, giving busy people the chance to work towards new opportunities and a more fulfilling future. We are presenting a diverse, new range of evening and weekend courses, taught by the same experts that teach our ground-breaking degree programmes. This is a chance for you to get a taste of the challenging courses that has made our graduates so successful in creative, cultural and business communities.
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