Dec 10, 2023  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog
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MUSI 162z - Chamber Ensembles: Jazz Combos

Credit(s): 1

Prerequisite(s): instructor’s consent.
This course consists of string, woodwind, brass, percussion, and piano ensembles as appropriate to meet student needs.  FVCC Combos are small jazz ensembles.  This course can be repeated for a total of six credits.  Students receiving financial aid or veteran benefits should check with the Financial Aid Officre before repeating this course. (Intermittently)

Course Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to
  • Demonstrate confidence on their instrument through listening skills, sight-reading, rhythm, and sound production.
  • Demonstrate the basics of proper technique and musical interpretation.
  • Exhibit how to read a basic musical score.
  • Understand and synthesize information regarding the basic function of an jazz combo/ensemble and understand the concepts of playing in a small ensemble.
  • Exhibit understanding of jazz ensemble literature as well as jazz composers/arrangers.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of jazz combo/ensemble concepts through performances and improvisation.

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