Improvisation on 21st-Century Grooves
Offered - Fall, Spring, Summer
Course number - ENFF-326
We will experiment with mixing current grooves and unusual modes and harmonies in a jazz improv context. The purpose of this class is to bridge the divide between jazz harmonies and groove vamps by combining both. Furthermore, heavy emphasis is on melodic development techniques. By the end of this class you will have a working knowledge of rock, funk, reggae, ska, dance hall, drum 'n' bass, reggaeton, house, 2-step, 32nd note hi-hat grooves, hip-hop, go-go, and clipped and bounce beats.
Course Chair: Ron Savage
Prerequisites: Overall ensemble rating 4; drums and bass by audition
Required of: None
Electable by: All