How to Listen to Jazz
July 16 - August 6, 2009
Want to get into jazz, but don"t know where to start " who to listen to, what to listen for? Through active listening and open discussions, this course will allow you to understand jazz with newly trained ears. You"ll partake in an in-depth listening survey of various monumental jazz recordings, discovering the characteristics of each artist and style. Each class session will cover a quarter century of jazz"s recorded history, with the help of handouts, videos, and take-home-mix CDs. Learn to experience jazz as musical poetry!
Meets at 56 Brattle Street. Course code: JZLS