Jazz Improvisation: Practical Approaches to Grading






Product Code: JIPA
Author: Antonio J. García
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Series: Meredith Music Resource
ISBN-13: 9781574631449
Publisher SKU: 00200478
UPC-A: 888680650803

If grading music students in any creative course for credit is a challenge, how much more difficult is it to grade something as personal and nebulous as jazz improvisation? Should students be evaluated on their creativity in soloing or simply on technical skills such as chords and scales? What are the objectives in an improv course, and how can they be graded? The instructors whose responses are presented in this book represent over 700 years of combined experience teaching jazz improvisation – over 400 of those years for credit.