What is the course about?
A jazz approach to flute playing.
What will we cover?
- jazz flute technique: sound production, articulation and effects, jazz and latin rhythms and phrasing
- chord/scale relationships (harmony) and guide tones
- playing standard and non-standard tunes and soloing with backing tracks. Tutor: Angele Veltmeijer.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- have improved your understanding of how and what to practice and listen to
- have increased your understanding of chords and scales and how they relate
- be more confident about interpreting jazz tunes
- be more confident about soloing over a chord sequence.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You will need a working knowledge of scales and arpeggios on the instrument. Students should have completed at least the level 2 flute course but more experienced players will also benefit from this session if they are new to jazz playing. You will need to follow written and verbal instructions in English and engage in class discussions.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
In a class situation, with tutor demonstration, music handouts and playing your flute along to backing tracks.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Please bring your flute, manuscript paper, pencil and eraser. You may record the class.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
City Lit offers Flute courses up to advanced level.
You may be also interested in Jazz harmony and ear training, Jazz harmony and ensembles, Jazz woodshedding.
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details