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Jazz Ensemble 3,4 (P) (5332, 5333)

Grade Range:
 Jazz Ensemble 1,2; ability to play an instrument in the jazz style; students may be auditioned and grouped together into ensembles on the basis of tone quality, instrumentation, or skill
 Course duration:
 Two semesters
Subject area in which graduation credit will be given:
 Visual and Performing Arts
 UC subject area satisfied:
 f - Visual and Performing Arts
Course Description:
 Jazz Ensemble 3,4 teaches the musical concepts and instrumental technique of performing jazz at an early intermediate level. In this course, students will increase their knowledge of music notation and musical vocabulary, and will continue to refine their pitch accuracy, instrumental tone, and performance skills. Students will interact with music through composing, improvising, transcribing, performing, and evaluating performances. They will be exposed to the harmonic minor scale, musical careers in media, and additional diverse repertoire, and will be asked to think deeply about the history of American music and the cultural functions of music.

Basic Texts and Teaching Guides:
 Site-selected music.
SDUSD VAPA Core Learnings, 2005.