Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

A dialogue on improvisation, space and melody: Larry Koonse's approach to improvisation
by Burchman, Eon Kriya, M.Mus., California State University, Long Beach, 2014, 53; 1591592
Abstract (Summary)

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.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Doyle, Alicia M.
Commitee: Briggs, Ray, Emerzian, Jimmy
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Music
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 54/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Pedagogy, Music education, Education philosophy
Keywords: Guitar, Jazz, Koonse, Larry
Publication Number: 1591592
ISBN: 9781321833898
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