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.