Open Access Thesis
The purpose of this recital is to demonstrate a practical competency in playing techniques on the rhythm section instruments piano, bass, and drum set in addition to presenting arrangements and compositions by the performer. The study of rhythm section instruments provides the solid understanding of jazz rhythm and harmony necessary for any jazz educator endeavoring to provide adequate instruction for his or her students. The study of jazz arranging and composition also aids in instructing students of jazz at any level of proficiency. Although not a complete representation of the studies required of a student studying jazz pedagogy, this recital will showcase many important elements of the educational experience.
Date of Award
Master of Music
School of Music
Christopher Merz, Chair
22 audio files + 1 PDF file (iv, 20 pages)
©2017 - Sam Stranz
Stranz, Sam, "Master's recital in jazz pedagogy: A demonstration of proficiency on rhythm section instruments, compositions, and arrangements by Sam Stranz" (2017). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 399.