The New School for
Jazz and Contemporary Music

Jazz Theory I & II

All students must complete four semesters of Jazz Theory or demonstrate equivalent proficiency on their placement exam. This course sequence provides the foundations of jazz harmony and theory in a step-by-step format, including scales, modes, melodic construction, chord voicings, and voice leading. Other important topics covered include basic music analysis, the blues, standard jazz song forms, and typical chord substitutions. This course sequence is usually taken in conjunction with the four-semester Ear Training program. 2 credits

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