Skidmore College Music Department
MP 195: Class Study of Jazz Piano
Study of Jazz Piano voicings, scales, and modes for improvisation. Left-hand chording patterns, harmonic structures, and accompanying scales will be emphasized. Other areas of study will include diatonic and chromatic voice leading, phrasing and solo development, functional harmony, bass lines, and solo jazz piano technique. Class will read selected jazz charts and listen to and analyze contemporary and historical jazz pianists. Prior keyboard experience and music reading helpful but not required. 2 credits.
MP 281, 381: Private Musical
Individual 45 minute or 1 hour weekly instruction in jazz piano or jazz guitar improvisation and technique. Prospective students accepted by audition/interview. 2 credits.
MU 275, 276: Small Jazz Emsembles
Jazz improvisation and performance in a small combo setting. Students are grouped by instrument and performance level. On and off campus performances throughout the semester. Open by audition. 1 credit.
MU 255: Introduction to Electronic
Introduction to the use of electronic sound generating equipment, tape recorders, and other mechanisms common to the elctronic music studio. Study of elementary acoustics. Introduction to works of various styles by established electronic composers. 3 credits.
MU 361: Topics in Recording and
The study and practical application of advanced music technology topics chosen at the discretion of the instructor. Topics may include advanced MIDI applications; recording engineering, production, and marketing; digital synthesis, recording, and editing. Non-liberal arts. 3 credits.
Faculty in jazz piano
Luzerne Music Center
Faculty in jazz piano improvisation and ensembles.
Skidmore Jazz Institute
Faculty in jazz guitar and ensemble.
Jazz piano, guitar and improvisation.
Director of Skidmore Inward Bound
Pre-orientation program for incoming new students focusing on creative self awareness.
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