Jazz guitar 2

Course Dates: 14/01/20 - 31/03/20
Time: 19:45 - 21:15
Location: KS - Keeley Street
David Harrison

If you have completed jazz guitar 1 and have studied introductory standard tunes, this course will develop your technical and musical skills in 'comping' and soloing.


What is the course about?

Consolidate and develop themes and guitar technique from jazz guitar 1. Play more advanced harmony in a jazz context, and study a few more tunes.

What will we cover?

Allied to a study tune, we will work on arpeggios, modes & scales, chord shapes, playing melody, improvisation, and rhythms for 'comping'.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Learn new repertoire
- Enjoy greater facility using scales to improvise over a chord progression
- Play in time with a confident jazz style
- play with confidence as part of a group.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

You should be conversant with the basic jazz chords major 7th, dominant, minor 7th, and half-diminished, know the note names on the finger board up to the 12th fret, and be able to play major and minor scales. You are able to read 7th chord symbols, music notation and guitar tab.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

You will be taught by tutor demonstration, group playing, and some solo playing. Daily guitar practice and completion of homework tasks are essential to your progress and the momentum of the course.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

All music teaching materials will be supplied. Please bring manuscript paper, pencil, guitar tuner and an acoustic guitar.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Jazz guitar 3.


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Reviews below are by students who have attended this course, regardless of the course teacher. Please be aware you may not be booking onto a course with the same teacher.

An excellent course that balances theory with playing and that gives you all the tools to build your jazz guitar player.
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Review by Robert King / (Posted on 14/09/2015)
Amazing Jazz course giving you all the tools you need to become a serious Jazz guitar improviser offering you decades of experience that you can take on board within a few weeks. You would benefit from revising some Jazz theory beforehand, but not absolutely necessary as [tutor's name] who is a great teacher is good at explaining complex Jazz theory in layman's terms for people like me. It's the best thing I have ever done with my life! Thanks
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Review by David Woodhouse / (Posted on 14/09/2015)
I learned a lot from this course especially how to use moveable string sets and patterns and shapes for the pentatonic scale. We used the sting sets to put together arrangements of 2 jazz standards. I agree that you must put a lot of work in outside the course to get the most out of it. I would say it’s principally a course on how to play chord melody jazz guitar – that’s fine but not how the course was advertised or what I was expecting.
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Review by earlflatbread / (Posted on 06/07/2015)
[The tutor] covered supporting chords for voice leading and connecting vertically and horizontally on the fretboard. It's quite a lot to cover in 10 weeks especially to deliver a performance at the end of the course.
More time for review in the class would be ideal but there is a bit of content to cover and learn. Practice is a must.
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Review by Tony L / (Posted on 01/07/2015)
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Course Code: ME714

Full Tue, eve, 14 Jan - 31 Mar '20

Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)

Full fee: £189.00
Senior fee: £189.00

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