Jazz guitar 3

Course Dates: 15/01/19 - 02/04/19
Time: 19:45 - 21:15
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Tutor: David Harrison

If you have played jazz styles and are familiar with some standard tunes, this course is a great way to develop your technical and musical skills in 'comping' and soloing.

Description

What is the course about?

Consolidate and develop the work covered in jazz guitar 1. Play more advanced harmony in a jazz context, and study more standards.
Tutor: Branco Stoysin [external website].

What will we cover?

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

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 well, 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?

In order to get the most from you course, you should be conversant with the basic jazz chords (major 7th, dominant, minor 7th, half-diminished shapes), know the note names on the finger board up to the 12th fret, be able to play major and minor scales, demonstrate reasonable fluency at reading chord symbols and music notation & guitar tab.
You should have played tunes like "Blue Moon", "Nuages", "Samba de orfeu", and 12 bar blues.

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

You will be taught through group playing sessions, with some solo playing usually by turn. Daily guitar practice and completion of homework tasks are essential to your progress and the smooth running 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, notebook, pencil, guitar tuner and an acoustic guitar.

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

Jazz guitar 3 next term.
Jazz harmony and ear training 1.

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

Reviews

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This is a great course, that follows on from Jazz Guitar 1 and 2, each course building on the other. Lots of material packed in a very short amount of space, and delivered with excellent teaching, modes, chords, and improvisation all delivered in the short space of 12 weeks. Great course, and if you are fairly new to Jazz guitar totally worth starting at JG1 and working your way through to JG2 and then JG3.
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Review by CVT / (Posted on 29/07/2017)
Great follow on from Jazz 2. A huge amount of material over too few weeks, it needs many months to get this under your fingers. Encouraging, practical approach to any tune. And the enthusiasm remains infectious.
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Review by Tony / (Posted on 20/07/2017)

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Course Code: ME619A

Tue, eve, 15 Jan - 02 Apr '19

Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)

Full fee: £179.00
Senior fee: £179.00
Concession: £109.00
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