History of Jazz 1
FEKT-JDJ1Acad. year: 2017/2018
Students are made familiar with the details of the roots of jazz music, traditional jazz, the swing era, the post-war movements (bebop, cool jazz, etc.), fusions with rock, ethnic music, etc.
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Absolvents of the subject will be able to:
- define the roots of jazz music,
- describe traditional jazz,
- describe the swing era,
- name and state the post-war jazz movements,
- state the fusions of jazz music with rock, ethnic music, etc.
Knowledge of general education is required, on the basis of which the student has passed the admission procedure.
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
Dorůžka, L., Škvorecký, Z. Tvář jazzu. Státní hudební vydavatelství Praha, 1964.
Dorůžka, L. Tvář moderního jazzu. Editio Supraphon Praha Bratislava, 1970.
Dorůžka, L. Panoráma jazzu. Mladá fronta, 1990.
Fordham, J. JAZZ - Dějiny, nástroje, hudebníci, nahrávky. Slovart, 2002.
Gioia, T. The History of Jazz. Oxford University Press, USA, 2011. ISBN 0195399706
Feather, L, Gitler, I. The Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz. Oxford University Press, USA, 1999/2007. ISBN: 019532000X
Shipton, A. A New History of Jazz, Continuum New York-London, 2007. ISBN0826429726
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
The teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in Article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations.
- Lectures consist of an explanation accompanied by recordings, photographs and films.
Participation in lectures is recommended.
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
The evaluation of study results follows the Rules for Studies and Examinations of BUT and the Dean's Regulation on the Rules for Studies and Examinations of BUT. Credit is given for successful demonstration of knowledge in an interview.
Language of instruction
1.-2. Roots of jazz music
3.-4. Traditional jazz
5.-6. The swing era
7.-10. Post-war movements (bebop, cool jazz, etc.)
11.-13. Fusions with rock, ethnic music, etc.
The goal of the subject is to familiarize students with the basic variants and trends of the history of jazz music.
Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences
Forms of the checked instructions are specified by a regulation issued by the guarantee of the course and updated for every academic year.
Classification of course in study plans
Type of course unit
26 hours, optionally
Teacher / Lecturer