Narrative Improvising (Jasper le Clercq)
7 or more
Number of course weeks
One 65-minute lesson per week
Total contact hours
Form / content / level
Completion of the propaedeutic phase Jazz & Pop.
A1/A2/A3/B1/B2 (click here
for an explanation).
Acquiring and developing improvisation.
Relation to other modules
This module is related to the main subject module.
In this class the music will be inspired by situations, texts, images, photo’s etc.
Through improvisational exercises you’ll come to surprising compositions and improvisations, in small and bigger line-ups.
You make music with an image in your head instead of scales in your fingers.
Listen to and following of your impulses will be taken as a central point.
In this class you broaden your musical spectrum!
Mode(s) of instruction
Rehearsals and performances.
Handed out by the instructor (where applicable).
Generating internal publicity for the concerts, and provide input for the repertoire.
Examination and assessment
Mode(s) of assessment
Assessment by the band instructor at the end of each semester.
Creativity, improvisation, sheet music, sense of harmony, rhythmic idioms, timing and tempo control, musical interaction, intonation, reading skills, sound, interpretation, style awareness, form principles, tonal balance, preparation, accompaniment and attitude.
The student has completed this module if he is awarded a minimum grade of 5.5 at the end of the second semester.
Written assessment by the instructor at the end of both semesters. Assessment at the end of the autumn semester is formative and expressed in terms of satisfactory/unsatisfactory. It indicates a student's progress in this module. No ECs are awarded and there is no resit. Modules can only be absolved, and ECs awarded, after the end of the spring semester. The end-of-semester assessments comprise evaluations of students' performance during the rehearsals and public performances.
This module allows students to broaden your musical spectrum by using non-musical elements for making music. All relevant elements of this music are discussed, in addition to more general aspects of ensemble playing.