The New School for
Jazz and Contemporary Music

Score Reading and Analysis

In this class, students explore the content of a variety of tonal works. Score-reading skills (both transposed and concert) are taught as students analyze the layers of large ensemble pieces in classical and jazz genres. Focus is on in-depth examinations of motivic development, harmonic language, rhythm, structure, and orchestration. Students learn to play lines at the piano while singing others and to recognize essential compositional elements while listening to recordings. Prerequisite: second semester of Theory II or equivalent. 2 credits (Fall only)

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