Adv.Rhythmic Concepts Ensemble
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music
Department: Performance
Course Number: JPER 4588
Course Format: Studio
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
Topics:
  • Jazz
  • Contemporary Music
Description:
This ensemble will focus on performance by students of concepts from the Rhythm Analysis level 2 and 3 (old system) and 2B (new system) classes, in a practical playing context. We will work on playing rhythmic superimpositions, metric modulations, odd meters, changing meters, and cross-rhythms on our instruments, using original music by the instructor and ensemble members, as well as blues, standards, and originals by other jazz composers, where appropriate. Improvisation in solos, accompaniment, and ensemble work will all be used to further mastery. The instructor will be flexible about the instrumental makeup of the ensemble, and we will find ways to use multiple players on any instruments in our ensemble’s arrangements. This ensemble is an opportunity to go further in making the advanced concepts from rhythm class a part of your playing.
Course Open to: Majors Only
Course Pre/Co-requisites:
Rhythm 2B or placement, plus audition at the instructor's discretion.
Restrictions:

College

Open to Lang/Jazz BA/BFA students.

Open to Jazz students.

Level

Open to Undergraduate students.