Jazz anthology of the cinema

Course Information
TitleΑπό την τζαζ κινηματογραφική ανθολογία / Jazz anthology of the cinema
FacultyFine Arts
SchoolMusic Studies
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID600019705

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos Mousikṓn Spoudṓn (2017-sīmera)

Registered students: 17
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Musicology / Music EducationElective Courses535
Music CompositionElective Courses535

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2021
Specific Foundation
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
Requisite piano level , at least 9 years of studies
Learning Outcomes
Students will: 1) acquire fundamental knowledge of the historical evolution of jazz and of the film history as well 2) study and interpret in every lesson sufficient volume of jazz repertoire , from ragtime to cool jazz 3) acquire fundamental knowledge of jazz harmony and jazz piano voicing 4) listen and watch relative music and film exerpts
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
the lesson will 1) contains fundamental references concerning the historical evolution of jazz examining and studying trends like: ragtime, blues, charleston, swing, bebop, cool jazz etc 2) focus on innovative figures of jazz like: Duke Ellington, Glen Miller, Benny Goodman, Charlie Parker, Bud Powel, Bill Evans, Miles Davis, John Coltrane etc and their presence and presentation in movies 3) focus on significant female jazz singers as Ethel Waters, Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald κ.α. and their participation in movies 4) examine the movie's industry approach of the jazz afro american musicians concerning their social depiction 5)focus on film noir and its relation to jazz 6)offer fundamental knowledge of jazz harmony elements as chord progression ii V I, chord extensions, chord's substitutions etc 7) offer basic study material about jazz piano voicing using chords with 9th, 11th, 13th or altered chords, or rootless chord voicing etc 8) examine the involvement of jazz in movie sound or under score either as diegetic or no diegetic music or as scoring for biopics, documentaries etc
jazz, piano, movies
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Use of power point, video excerpts, sound archives, e mails
Course Organization
Reading Assigment150.5
Artistic Workshop451.5
Artistic creation451.5
Student Assessment
a) Music performance of 8 jazz tunes that will have being taught b) consolidation questions of historical or theoretical information that will have being taught
Student Assessment methods
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
  • Artistic Performance (Formative, Summative)
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