Jazz & Popular Music Courses & Classes in London

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  1. Folk and pop guitar 2B

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 18 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you can play a range of chord shapes, in time, and can follow chord symbols, this second year of study will develop your ability to play the acoustic instrument. Improve your musicianship and expand your repertoire. Continues to 2c next term.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  2. World music: Bollywood tunes

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 19 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn to play 'filmi' songs from Bollywood movies that incorporate Indian traditional raga, bhangra rhythms and elements of contemporary pop. For all instrumentalists and singers,including improvisers, at intermediate and advanced level. Learning will be in the aural tradition, though music will be provided.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £54.00

  3. Flute choir

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 19 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An opportunity for intermediate and advanced flautists to play multiple parts arrangements for all flutes. Give your sight-reading and ensemble skills a boost! Alto flute and piccolo players welcome.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £60.00

  4. New Orleans brass

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 19 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn traditional New Orleans Brass Band tunes by ear as a group. Explore improvisation and call and response backings. Aimed at all brass players at grade 4 standard and above. A range of playing abilities can be accomodated as can all brass instruments.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

  5. Drumming 3

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 19 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Play and analyse classic grooves and work to improve coordinated independence and application of rudiments to the kit. Includes reading drum notation. Ideal if you have completed Drumming 2 or have equivalent experience.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00

  6. Blues harmonica

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 26 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn essential harmonica riffs and techniques on this lively and enjoyable course. Build musical skills and confidence in improvising blues music. Tutor: Jake Rodrigues [external website].
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £60.00

  7. World music: Klezmer

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 9 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn to play traditional Eastern European Jewish wedding tunes that have inspired so many musicians and listeners. We will play Bulgars, Horas and Freylekhs, with a little Yiddish thrown in. The tunes can be complex, so this course will suit intermediate and advanced instrumentalists.Learning will be in the aural tradition, though music will be provided.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £54.00

  8. World music: Township tunes

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 1 Mar 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore groovy repertoire of South Africa, from Kwela jive to Mbqunga and jazz. Ensemble playing and opportunities to improvise. All instruments welcome. Please inform the Music department what you play when you enrol. Tutor: Paul Bartholomew.

    Rhythm section places are limited : please contact the Music department prior to enrolling to check vacancies.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  9. Ukulele: advanced

    New
    Course Date: Mon 2 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For experienced ukulele players, this short course will hone your skills, extend your understanding of chord theory, picking and tablature. Apply these techniques to standard tunes.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  10. Jazz woodshedding

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 8 Mar 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore, transpose and rehearse patterns of scales and chord tones relevant to improvising over jazz progressions. Ideal if you have completed 'Jazz harmony and ear training'. Tunes will be announced a month before the course and copies sent to all enrolled students, so please enrol in good time.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

  11. Jazz guitar 3

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 21 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you have played jazz styles and are familiar with some standard tunes, this course will develop your technical and musical skills in 'comping' and soloing.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  12. Flamenco guitar

    Course Date: Tue 21 Apr 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you are an intermediate-level guitar player, come and learn authentic flamenco guitar in traditional and modern styles. Explore the techniques of picado, pulgar, alzapua and rasgueo, with rhythms, chords and scales. Learn to play a variety of 'falsetas' in the rhythm of soleo and bulerias. Please bring a nylon strung guitar.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  13. Folk and pop guitar 3C

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 21 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you're an experienced player, come and develop your rhythmic playing and your interpretation of chord charts using bar chords, mobile scales, bass lines and melody work. Vast and varied repertoire. Playing techniques can apply to acoustic and electric guitars.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  14. Folk and pop guitar 1C

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 25 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For players who have learned a range of basic chords and can strum reliably, this third term of study will teach you new and challenging songs. New students should check the course outline prior to enrolling. Tutor : Tony Rowden.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  15. Ukulele: beginners

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 25 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and learn the chords, strumming techniques and tuning that will enable you to play the ukulele. Learn whole songs by the end of the course. Ukuleles provided for the sessions to start the course if you do not (yet) have your own.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

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