Jazz piano 2

Course Dates: 18/01/20 - 04/04/20
Time: 14:00 - 15:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Angele Veltmeijer

Try more difficult tunes and conventions with more practice at 'comping' and improvising. You will need a working knowledge of jazz harmony to get the most from this course. Continues to Jazz piano 3 next term.


What is the course about?

Learn to play and improvise over intermediate level standards in swing and Latin syles. Develop the strategies and skills covered in jazz piano 1, and expand your repertoire of tunes.

What will we cover?

- Essential playing material that is 24-36 bars in length
- the minor key II V I cadence
- Harmonically interesting chord changes in turnarounds
- Modal tunes and modal playing
- Approaches to improvising
- How to practise; what to practise
- keeping time well.

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

- Play regular standard tunes in major/relative minor keys
- Solo over this type of standard
- Build intros, create basslines
- Comp (accompany) effectively
- Demonstrate a clear understanding of how to play in swing and latin time.
- play with other people.

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

You should have completed Jazz piano1, or have otherwise learned to use "shell" voicings for II V I cadences in all major keys.You need experience of listening to jazz piano and the ability to understand and interpret chord changes in standard lead sheets. You need to be confident in your use of modes of the major scale.
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?

You will be taught through tutorial input with appropriate individual help / advice and practising to rhythm section backing tracks. Mostly you will play as a group, and practice at digital pianos.

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

Please bring manuscript paper and a pencil and a machine to record class if you wish.

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

You can progress to Jazz piano 3 or Latin piano.

Tutor Biographies
We’re sorry. We don’t have a bio ready for the tutor of this class at the moment, but we’re working on it! Watch this space.

Book your place

Course Code: ME622

Sat, day, 18 Jan - 04 Apr '20

Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)

Full fee: £189.00
Senior fee: £189.00
Concession: £115.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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