MUS-121 - History of Jazz

3 credits

The course will address both the history and aesthetics of America's unique contribution to music - Jazz. Study of both the music's origins and its historical and stylistic phases will be complemented with careful listening and analysis. Great emphasis will be placed upon the contributions and biographies of individual artists whose musical visions helped to shape and re-define the music in successive generations. The role of improvisation in combination with other common musical practices will be considered, in exploring the contributions of great jazz soloists.

Prerequisite(s): ENG-101 ( minimum grade D- ).

Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Humanities and Fine Arts requirements.

Previously known as: MUSC-344