Advanced Jazz Piano (MIN4240.01)

Jen Allen

Weekly private instruction in jazz piano to be arranged with instructor. Explore and develop skills and knowledge required to effectively play non-classical piano repertoire. Styles covered: blues, reggae, salsa, bossa-nova and jazz. Create bass lines, chord voicings, stylistic rhythms, melodies and improvised solos.


Learning Outcomes:
- Read lead sheets and interpret on piano
-Improvise
-Create chords easily
-Play in specific styles


Delivery Method: Hybrid
Prerequisites: Intermediate-to-Advanced piano skills, a good understanding of music theory (basic major and minor scales + chord inversions) and the ability to read music notation are required. Audition (to take place between May 2-10) and/or permission of the instructor (contact ginadeibel@bennington.edu for more information).
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 2
TBA (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 5
Course Frequency: One time only

Categories: Instrumental Study , Hybrid , All courses
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