The New School for
Jazz and Contemporary Music

Standards: The American Song Tradition

This class ensures that students who may have entered the music community only recently are exposed to some of the material that can be considered standard up to approximately 1965. We examine songs made popular via theater, Broadway, film, etc., concentrating on composers in the later part of the 19th century and early part of the 20th century. Students are expected to memorize a substantial number of songs from that era in more than one key. We concentrate on material that may be encountered by the average musician during the course of his/her career. 2 credits (Spring only)

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