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JAZZ: Its Origins & Eras

Art

This course will explore the history of jazz, the eras – genre of jazz, and how music of the time reflects in society. Many scholars call jazz a “truly American music,” with its beginnings in Africa, its roots in slavery, and its heart in the people of America. Read about and listen to early field hollers and work songs where you feel the passion of blues singers and lose yourself in the Delta Blues. You will become enriched by the uniqueness of New Orleans, jump aboard a Mississippi river boat and travel north to Chicago and New York where you will take a journey to Tin Pan Alley, tap your foot with boogie-woogie, jitterbug with the Big Bands of WWII. Then you will listen to sound clips and videos on various websites, including YouTube, itunes.com, and amazon.com with an open mind to Be-bop, Cool Jazz, a many more forms of the great American music called “Jazz.” 

There are no additional materials to be ordered from the instructor. Optional Netflix membership starts at approximately $5.

 

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There are no additional materials to be ordered from the instructor. Optional Netflix membership, starting at approx. $5

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Course No. ED463e, ED563e

Tuition $360

Quarter Credits 6

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