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Title:Jazz solo transcriptions as technical and pedagogical solutions for undergraduate jazz saxophonists
Author(s):Acevedo, Andre
Director of Research:Sweet, Bridget
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):McNeill, Charles
Doctoral Committee Member(s):Sweet, Bridget; DeNardo, Gregory; Carrillo, Tito
Department / Program:Music
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):jazz transcriptions
improvised solos
jazz technique
dual saxophone technique
jazz masterworks
jazz saxophone
jazz saxophone transcriptions
jazz saxophone technique
saxophone transcriptions
Abstract:The purpose of this exploratory study was to examine the development of saxophone technique in the jazz idiom in comparison to that in the classical idiom. Five leading jazz pedagogues were interviewed for their perspective on the current state of jazz technique development and their views on representative examples of modern jazz soloists. Interview data was coded and analyzed. From this research, insight was gained on the use of jazz solo transcriptions as technique development solutions within a undergraduate’s jazz saxophone performance degree. In addition, a list of solos was developed, each of which can be used as a technical development solution for advancing undergraduate jazz saxophone technique; Michael Brecker and Chris Potter are the most eminent artists on the list. Findings imply the importance of providing masterwork material to a jazz undergraduate saxophone major; findings also suggest that classic jazz solos and the solos of modern jazz saxophone masters be considered as masterworks.
Issue Date:2015-01-21
Rights Information:Copyright 2014 Andre Acevedo
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-01-21
Date Deposited:2014-12

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