Band Jazz-Rock, The Creative Explosion Of The 70’s (Jeroen Pek)
Depends on band size
Number of course weeks
One 65-minute lesson per week
Total contact hours
Form / content / level
Completion of the propaedeutic phase.
NOTE that selecting one elective band is compulsory in the second year. In years 2, 3 and 4 you can select up to two elective bands per year in total.
Acquiring and developing ensemble playing skills in repertoire of the relevant style.
Improving stage performance.
Relation to other modules
This module is related to the main subject module.
The creative explosion in the seventies: Jazz-Rock!
Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, are icons in jazz which crosses your mind if you think of jazz in general. In the 70's they stood at the cradle of a blend of jazz and rock. By using style elements and instruments from (progressive-) rock inside the language of jazz a new division groups entered the scene. Before you check in in this adventurous ensemble, first check out bands such as the ones lead by Miles Davis, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Magma, Gentle Giant, Soft Machine, Return to Forever, Frank Zappa, Headhunters, Billy Cobham, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Nucleus and Weather Report!
This band will challenge you to contribute compositions and creative ideas during the working process as a group. Completely in tradition, transposed to today.
Mode(s) of instruction
Band rehearsals and performances.
Material & Tools
Handed out by the instructor (where applicable).
Generating internal publicity for the band's concerts, and selecting 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, performance 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, with a minimum class attendance of 80%.
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 extensively study and adapt Jazz-Rock music. All relevant elements of this style are discussed, in addition to more general aspects of ensemble playing and performance.