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Listening to Jazz, Sample Syllabus 1

Reading Assignments Listening Assignments


Class 1 Chapter 1: Introducing Jazz, Choruses 1 and 2
Class 2 Chapter 2: Precursors of Jazz, Choruses 1 and 2 Back Water Blues, Maple Leaf Rag
Class 3 Chapter 3: New Orleans Jazz, Choruses 1 and 3 Black Bottom Stomp
Class 4 Chapter 3: New Orleans Jazz, Choruses 4 and 5 Dippermouth Blues, Hotter Than That
Class 5 Chapter 4: Chicago Jazz, Choruses 1 and 2 Singin the Blues, Weather Bird
Class 6 Chapter 4: Chicago Jazz, 3rd Chorus Traveling Blues, New King Porter
Chapter 5: New York Jazz, Choruses 1 and 2 Stomp, Symphony in Riffs, Go
Harlem
Class 7 Chapter 5: New York Jazz, Choruses 2 and 3 Rockin Chair, Body and Soul
Class 8 Chapter 5: New York Jazz, Choruses 4 and 5 Liza, Masabi
Class 9 Chapter 6: Kansas City Jazz, Choruses 1, 3, and 4 The Count, Sent for You Yesterday,
Review for Exam 1 Lester Leaps In
Class 10 Exam 1
Class 11 Chapter 7: The Swing Era, Choruses 1 and 2 Swingtime in the Rockies, Begin the
Beguine, On the Sunny Side of the
Street
Class 12 Chapter 7: The Swing Era, Choruses 3 and 4 Blue Lou, El Manisero
Class 13 Chapter 8: Duke Ellington, 1st Chorus Black and Tan Fantasy
Class 14 Chapter 8: Duke Ellington, 2nd Chorus Ko Ko, A Tone Parallel to Harlem
Class 15 Chapter 9: Swing-Era Vocalists, Choruses 1 and 2 Strange Fruit, Oh, Lady Be Good,
Straighten Up and Fly Right, Come
Dance With Me
Class 16 Chapter 10: Bebop and Beyond, 1st Chorus Salt Peanuts, Just Friends, Manteca

Class 17 Chapter 10: Bebop and Beyond, 2nd Chorus Monks Mood, Un Poco Loco
Review for Exam 2
Class 18 Exam 2
Class 19 Chapter 11: Jazz in the 1950s, Choruses 1 and 2 Boplicity, Moanin, Joy Spring
Class 20 Chapter 11: Jazz in the 1950s, Choruses 3 and 4 Mambo Inn, Congeniality
Class 21 Chapter 12: The 1960s, Choruses 1 and 2 Soul Shoutin, Compared to What,
Soul Sauce (Guachi Guaro),
Desifinado
Class 22 Chapter 12: The 1960s, 3rd Chorus Barnyard Scuffel Shuffel, So What
Chapter 13: Five Views of the Mainstream, 1st
Chorus
Class 23 Chapter 13: Five Views of the Mainstream, E.S.P., Nutty, Resolution
Choruses 1 and 2
Class 24 Chapter 13: Five Views of the Mainstream, Fables of Faubus, Waltz for Debby,
Choruses 3 and 4 Actual Proof
Concert report due
Class 25 Chapter 14: Into the Present, 1st Chorus Birds of Fire, Birdland
Class 26 Chapter 14: Into the Present, Choruses 2 and 3 Streams of Chorus and Seed,
Delfeayos Dilemma
Class 27 Chapter 15: Jazz Today, Defining Contemporary Freedom Dance, Rubylous Lullaby,
Jazz, 1st Chorus Little Fly, Feedback Pt. 2, Afro
Blue
Class 28 Chapter 15: Jazz Today, Choruses 2, 3, and 4 Beba, Silencio, The Folks Who Live
on the Hill, Childs Play, Blackbird
Review and Final Exam