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Easter Semester—2022
May 20, 2022
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MUSC 243 - If It Ain't Got That Swing: The History of Jazz
Jazz has been called "America's Classical Music" and the United States' greatest musical export. Jazz is at once an improvisatory yet timeless art. This course presents a chronological survey of its major styles and artists, from African acculturation in the New World to the present. Topics include the roots of jazz, the New Orleans masters, jazz in the 20's, Big Band, Bebop, Post-Bop styles, Avant-garde, Fusion, recent developments, and jazz vocalists. Through listening assignments and attendance at live performances, students learn to identify jazz styles and instrumentation.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Final Examination, Lecture/Seminar

Performing and Visual Arts Division
Music Department

Course Attributes:
African American Track, Arts Distribution

Prerequisites:
Undergraduate level MUSC 101 Minimum Grade of D- or Undergraduate level MUSC 111 Minimum Grade of D- or Undergraduate level MUSC 141 Minimum Grade of D- or Undergraduate level MUSC 143 Minimum Grade of D- or Undergraduate level MUSC 151 Minimum Grade of D- or Undergraduate level MUSC 257 Minimum Grade of D-

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