If you have pop piano training or equivalent keyboard harmony skill, come and tackle the easier end of the jazz piano repertoire in these online sessions. The focus is on jazz harmony and chord voicing, interpretation of a lead sheet and good timing. You'll need to play piano at grade 5 or above.
Course Date: Sat 19 Sep 2020 Location on this date: Online
Tackle more difficult tunes and conventions in these online sessions, with more practice at 'comping' and improvising. Suitable for players who have completed 'Jazz piano 3', or wish to repeat the advanced course.
Course Date: Fri 18 Sep 2020 Location on this date: Online
This online class will introduce you to the ABRSM syllabus for jazz piano grade 1. You will begin work on your selection of 3 pieces, and you will also study scales and quick-study requirements. Note that this is part A of a two-part programme and you will not cover the entire syllabus in this first term.
If you have a good working knowledge of the keyboard (playing grade 4/5 standard), develop your playing towards popular and jazz styles in these online sessions. Learn to play chord progressions and songs, and study the musicianship behind pop piano skills.
If you have a good working knowledge of the keyboard (playing grade 4 standard or above), develop your playing towards popular and jazz styles. Learn to play chord progressions and songs, and study the musicianship behind pop piano skills. Sessions will be online. Break week: 8 May (Bank holiday for 75th anniversary of VE Day).
Course Date: Sun 22 Nov 2020 Location on this date: Online
Online sessions in which you will explore groovy repertoire of South Africa, from Kwela jive to Mbqunga and jazz. Learn to play Township tunes and enjoy the opportunity to improvise. All instruments welcome, and please notify the music department in advance as to what instrument you will play.
Course Date: Tue 15 Sep 2020 Location on this date: Online
An introduction to the jazz style and repertoire, chord/scale vocabulary, jazz harmony, time feels, accompanying and improvisation. Ideal if you have established guitar technique and are new to jazz. Classes will be online.
Learn some approaches to improvisation over jazz tunes, what to listen for and what to study. You should already be accustomed to singing in the jazz idiom. This online course aims to increase your confidence and 'know how', and to enable you to enjoy improvising. A vital supplement to the jazz singing courses. Tutor : Dina Azzam.
Course Date: Sun 25 Oct 2020 Location on this date: Online
A study and sharing group for experienced jazz players with a good working knowledge of harmony and experience of improvising. We will focus on in-depth listening and transcription of recorded examples by well known jazz musicians. Sessions will include demonstration and performance opportunities. Autumn term will be online. Course dates: 25th October, 22nd November, 13th December. 17th January 2021, 14th February, 14th March.
Course Date: Tue 15 Sep 2020 (and 1 other date) Location on this date: Online
For vocalists with a sound technique and experience of jazz and Latin styles. Develop your solo performance and expand your repertoire. Challenging repertoire and vocalese will be taught in these online sessions, and you will be invited to contribute repertoire of your choice. tutor : Clare Foster.
For singers who have completed Sing jazz 1, and newcomers who have equivalent experience and ability in the jazz idiom. Develop your jazz conception, solo performance and expand your repertoire in these online sessions.
Improve your singing technique, solo performance, and learn some standard repertoire and jazz protocol. Explore style, develop good timing and phrasing, breath control, and extend your vocal range. Not suitable for beginner singers. Sessions will be online. Tutor : Dina Azzam.
For singers who have completed Sing jazz 2 and newcomers who have equivalent experience and ability in the jazz idiom. Develop your jazz conception, solo performance and expand your repertoire in these online sessions.
Course Date: Sun 20 Sep 2020 Location on this date: Online
If you already play jazz and have substantial understanding of jazz harmony, come and develop your aural, harmonic and rhythmic sense through practical study of jazz standards, improvisation and transcribed solos. The next online assessment date will be Saturday 15th August. Apply to email@example.com.