The New School for
Jazz and Contemporary Music

Advanced Ear Training

The focus is on the harmonic and melodic vocabulary and the jazz repertoire of the sixties and later, including Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, and Chick Corea. Topics may include: advanced transcriptions of John Coltrane, Clifford Brown, and Bill Evans; composition and dictation of harmonic progressions using Arnold Schoenberg’s Theory of Harmony; atonal sight-singing using Modus Novus by Lars Edlund; and analysis and dictation of the chord voicings of Scriabin, Debussy, Ravel, and Bartok. Prerequisite: second semester of Ear Training II with a grade of B+ or higher, or placement out of required Ear Training. 2 credits

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