Jazz Harmony 1
The course will focus on developing your understanding and application of basic jazz harmony concepts. You will learn about chord construction, chord types, and basic chord progressions commonly used in jazz.
The course will cover the following topics:
- Key signatures
- Circle of fifths
- Chord types (triads, seventh chords and tensions)
- Major and minor scales
- Diatonic harmony in major and minor keys
- Functions of diatonic chords and Roman numeral analysis (jazz style)
- Basic blues
- Reharmonization techniques
- Lead sheet writing
Throughout the course, students will engage in practical exercises and projects, applying their knowledge to real-world musical examples. By the end of the course, students will have a basic understanding of jazz harmony and proper analysis techniques.