Music in History and Society - American Jazz
Nelson Mandela University
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Area of Study
Taught In English
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits0
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units0
Hours & Credits
Via a chronological study, this module aims to provide students with a broad understanding of the diversity of overlapping music genres, styles and fusions that constitute American jazz. The lecture series will encompass discussion of socio-historical context and analysis of seminal jazz artists combined with intensive listening of representative repertoire.
Describe the general characteristics of the jazz genre.
Describe the elements of specific jazz styles.
Provide biographical details pertaining to a representative selection of major jazz artists.
Identify aurally specific jazz styles, artists and repertoire.
Socio-historically contextualise specific jazz styles and artists.
Pre 1900: Origins of Jazz (Blues & Ragtime).
1900 ? 1920: Dixieland.
1920?s: Jazz in Chicago and New York.
1930?s: Big Band Swing.
1940?s: Bebop and Cubop.
1950?s: Cool Jazz and Hard Bop.
1960?s: Free Jazz.
1970?s: Electric Jazz Fusions and other (con)fusions.
1980?s ? Present.
50% class mark + 50% examination mark.