Jazz woodshedding online
Time: 10:45 - 12:30
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Course Code: MG606
Duration: 6 sessions (over 11 weeks)
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What is the course about?
A course for jazz instrumentalists and vocalists looking to develop their technical skills in a practical and relaxed setting. Explore jazz practice methods, and consolidate the work you covered in Jazz harmony and ear training courses. This type of class delivered by experienced teachers works very well on Zoom.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
Each session will develop one or more of the following:
- Rhythmic security
- Putting scales to work
- Making harmony work for you
- develop approaches to improvisation
- Developing a melodic concept
- Attention to style
- Practising as a group
- Playing patterns and licks through the keys.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Show improvement in your jazz playing
- Demonstrate an organised approach to practice
- Demonstrate the ability to establish future practice goals
- Meet new material and new ideas.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You should have either completed jazz harmony and ear training 1 or 2, or show great instrumental skill and a firm grounding in jazz theory and practice equivalent to the intermediate jazz course syllabus.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
You will learn through tutor demonstration and instant tasks, sometimes working in pairs via the use of breakout rooms. You will play your instrument for most of the time, in private or to the assembled group.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Mark Levine Jazz Theory Book (pub. Chuck Sher)is optional. We recommend you record some class activities.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
You may be interested in further Jazz woodshedding and Jazz repertoire courses, or the longer Jazz harmony, ear training and ensemble playing courses.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.