MUSC 272 Improvisation I. In this course, students will begin applying the basic tools of melodic and harmonic improvisation. Melodic interpretation, phrasing, rhythmic density, motivic development, pacing, voice leading, and harmonic accuracy will all be explored through performance and analysis. The class will examine classic solos in a variety of idioms. Students will write and transcribe melodic improvisation. The class is taught with ''instrument in hand'', performing with teacher and students.