Course detail

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.

Prerequisites

Knowledge of general education is required, on the basis of which the student has passed the admission procedure.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

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

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

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.

Aims

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

  • Programme AUDIO-J Bachelor's

    branch J-AUD , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, general knowledge
    branch J-AUD , 2. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, general knowledge
    branch J-AUD , 3. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, general knowledge

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer