This project explores Larry Koonse's playing and teaching as it relates to improvisation. In particular, the author discusses the various aspects of Koonse's playing through the elements of melody and space. This project focuses on the author's interview with Larry Koonse, which presents questions that reveal the guitarist's views on space in playing jazz and improvising. Koonse's ideas are compared and contrasted with perspectives from other teachers and pedagogues, used to support and expand on his ideas. This project also explores the views and experiences of other students and players, such as Kevin Downing and Jamey Rosenn.
|Advisor:||Doyle, Alicia M.|
|Commitee:||Briggs, Ray, Emerzian, Jimmy|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 54/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Pedagogy, Music education, Education philosophy|
|Keywords:||Guitar, Jazz, Koonse, Larry|
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