Award Date

May 2019

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)

Department

Music

First Committee Member

Timothy Jones

Second Committee Member

Dean Gronemeier

Third Committee Member

Thomas Leslie

Fourth Committee Member

Nathan Tanouye

Fifth Committee Member

Sean Clark

Number of Pages

121

Abstract

This document presents a systematic study of an introductory method to jazz improvisation for classical percussionists. This method discusses a combination of fundamental concepts of jazz improvisation, combined with the approaches of applying these concepts as a way of manipulating composed content. This methodology provides classical percussionists with an appropriate vehicle to bridge their knowledge from through-composed, and classical music, to jazz improvisation. The concepts, along with an analysis of their application, is detailed in each chapter with extensive musical examples.

Disciplines

Music

Language

English


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