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Improvisation as the foundation of jazz performance


Author: Dașevschi Veaceslav
Degree:doctor of history and Theory of Arts, Cultorology
Speciality: 17.00.01 - Audio-visual Arts (with specification: Theatrical Art; Musical Art; Cinematography, TV and other form of Audio-Visual Arts)
Year:2021
Scientific adviser: Tatiana Berezovicova
doctor, associate professor (docent), Academy of Music of the Theatre and Fine Arts
Institution: Academy of Music of the Theatre and Fine Arts

Status

The thesis was presented on the 1 July, 2021 at the meeting of the Scientific Council and now it is under consideration of the National Council.

Abstract

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Thesis

CZU 78.036.9:781.65

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102 pages


Keywords

concert performance, jam session, jazz, jazz standard, improvisation, methodological guide, piano, studio recording The purpose of the thesis: a comprehensive study of improvisation as the foundation of jazz performance and the important component of professional jazz training

Summary

Dașevschii Veaceslav. Improvisation as the foundation of jazz performance. Thesis for the degree of Doctor in Arts, specialty 653.01 – Musicology, Chisinau, 2021. The structure of the thesis: Creative part: three concert programs recorded on DVD. Scientific research: introduction, two chapters, main conclusions and recommendations, completed with a bibliography comprising 149 titles, 4 appendices; 82 pages of the scientific text, 8 pages of appendices. The results were reflected in 11 publications. Keywords: concert performance, jam session, jazz, jazz standard, improvisation, methodological guide, piano, studio recording The purpose of the thesis: a comprehensive study of improvisation as the foundation of jazz performance and the important component of professional jazz training. The objectives of the study: consideration of jazz improvisation as a special type of musical activity, which is the creation of music directly in the process of performing; analysis of the theoretical aspects of jazz improvisation; identification of the communicative specifics of jazz improvisation, practiced in various performing situations (concert, studio recording, jam session); study of the methodological aspects of jazz improvisation, implying an individual approach to teaching, depending on the type of students; formulation of guidelines for mastering jazz improvisation (using of methodological guides and manuals, listening, transcribing and analyses of jazz improvisations). The novelty and originality of the thesis. Stage performances, which constitute the practical aspect of the work, are distinguished by the novelty of concert programs and the performing interpretation of musical material, including jazz improvisations; in the theoretical part, for the first time in the Republic of Moldova, an attempt is made to characterize the various musicological, performing and teaching aspects of improvisation in jazz. The applicative value of the dissertation lies in the fact that it complements and deepens a number of theoretical and methodological studies in the field of jazz and jazz improvisation from the point of view of a practicing musician. The materials of the work can be applied in the educational disciplines Instrument, Improvisation, Ensemble, History of Pop and Jazz Music, Stylistics of Pop and Jazz Music for students of the specialty Instrumental Performance (Instruments of Pop and Jazz Music). The results of the research can be used in concert performances and studio recordings of jazz musicians, in independent studies for students, as well as in the activities of jazz improvisation teachers. Implementation of work results. Practical approbation was implemented within the framework of three concert performances in the Great Hall of the Academy of Music, Theatre and Fine Arts. The results of the theoretical research were embodied in 11 publications including 6 scientific studies and 5 abstracts of speeches at scientific conferences. The materials of the thesis were presented at 9 scientific forums including 7 international scientific conferences, 1 regional conference with international attendance and 1 scientific methodological seminar.