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|This lesson is part of the Style & Compositional Techniques category.
- Students will be familiar with improvisation in historical contexts, including baroque ornamentation, basso continuo, and cadenza.
- Students will be familiar with various types of aleatoric music.
- Students will be familiar with jazz improvisation and jams.
- Discussion and exploration of different elements of classical ornamentation, and discussion of improvisational performance practice in Baroque and Classical music
- Discussion of figured bass and basso continuo
- Discussion of improvisational performance practice in jazz and popular music
- Discussion of twentieth-century aleatoric music
- Guided in-class improvisation in one of more above styles
- Identification and analysis of different types of Baroque and Classical ornamentation in written and recorded music
- Written realization of figured bass
- Improvisation over a rhythm section playing changes
- Transcription and analysis of a short improvised solo
- Composition of a short piece which uses an aspect of indeterminacy