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Wrapping Up

Sum up the end of third section of the course.
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Congratulations, you have completed the third course. I hope you feel you are now able to:

Apply your understanding of the devices used in modulation

Explore the role of strong off-beats, strong up-beats and rhythmic displacement in the concept of “Swing” in jazz

Develop some basic ability to play tunes or parts of tunes in root position

Develop some basic ability to play bass lines

Play and improvise on jazz waltzes

Improve your ability to incorporate scale theory in your playing

Develop your understanding of chord theory in jazz

Please comment on these outcomes and any other achievements you may have gained in taking this course.

In the final course in this ExpertTrack Final Topics and Two Concerts we will build on this to look at additional blues sequences, ballads, Latin jazz and funk and the influences on jazz of third stream, indo-fusion, free jazz and improvised music. We also look at special devices, how to comp behind soloists and some general issues including forming a group, recording and gigging.

At the bottom of this page under “Downloads” you will find a list of all the videos in the ExperTrack which will give you a detailed idea of what the program covers.

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