Tilt Band Jazz & Pop 3
Profile, extension and depth: Practical Theory Classes
Number of course weeks
One 50-minute lesson per week
Total contact hours
Form / content / level
Succesful completion of Tilt Band 2.
Students learn further to translate theoretical knowledge into playing skills. They work on building a ready repertoire of difficult rhythmic, harmonic and melodic concepts common in jazz & pop styles, sight-reading arrangements in various styles, and are introduced to specific kinds of sight-reading.
Relation to other modules
Related to the theory and practical modules.
Rather than going beyond Tilt 2, this module explores everything in greater depth. How can you transform all the knowledge of Tilt 1 and 2 into music? And how can it connect with your musical language in pop and jazz?
In addition, a great deal attention is devoted to micro timing: straight, swing and shuffle; laid back and ahead, regular and irregular; playing with click, on the click, against the click; maintaining a band time or playing against each other; learning to use timing as a musical tool that can be consciously deployed; recording a lot and listening to these recordings together: from Ellington to D'Angelo.
Mode(s) of instruction
Material & Tools
Examination and assessment
Mode(s) of assessment
At the end of the first semester, the instructor awards a tentative performance-based grade. At the end of the second semester there is a practical exam based on the exercises listed above and assessed by a panel of two teachers. Exam duration: 60 minutes.
Students demonstrate their command of the elements described under Content.
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%. 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.
Students perform musical exercises in front of an exam panel. 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.
Rather than going beyond Tilt Band 2, this module explores everything in greater depth.