History and Aesthetics of Jazz 1.1

Subject MUSI10134 (2012)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.

Credit Points: 6.25
Level: 1 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:

Semester 1, Southbank - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

On campus

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: to be advised
Total Time Commitment:

60 minutes per week x 12 weeks per semester plus private study



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Core Participation Requirements:


Mr Ashley Cross


Faculty of the VCA and Music Student Centre
Ground Floor, Elisabeth Murdoch Building (Bldg 860)
Southbank Campus
234 St Kilda Road, Southbank, 3006

Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)
Email: 13MELB@unimelb.edu.au

Subject Overview:

This subject investigates the development of jazz music and its musical off-shoots from the beginning of the 20th Century through to preset day. Music will be listened to, discussed from and aesthetic viewpoint and sometimes analysed. The main focus of the subject will be on jazz as improvised music and how the music developed through the artistic vision of certain individual players.




Continuous - Preparation, participation and commitment (20%)

Formal - An end of semester examination consisting of an identification test (40%) and a written, short-answer test (40%). - Hurdle requirement 80% attendance.

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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

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