Saxophone 1B

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

For players with 3-4 months study on saxophone. Repertoire will include popular sounds, jazz and world music, including music reading and improvisation. Continues next term.

Description

What is the course about?

You will continue to develop the basics of saxophone playing, music reading and improvisation.

What will we cover?

- Developing playing techniques: embouchure, breath control and tonguing
- Learning to play a selection of notes on the saxophone
- Studying relevant music theory and reading music for saxophone
- learning to listen and count time as you play
- Developing practice methods: long notes, scales, studies
- A range of repertoire in popular styles
- Simple improvisation.

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

- Demonstrate the ability to play and read a range of pieces for the saxophone
- Hold a part within a group
- Demonstrate an increase in confidence and ability to improvise short phrases
- Understand musical terms and concepts.

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

You need at least 3 months experience on the saxophone (alto or tenor) and some ability to read music.
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?

During this course you will play in unison and simple part work. You will be taught through demonstration by the tutor.
To make progress you will need to practise regularly between classes, at least 20 minutes on at least 4 days a week.

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

You will need to bring your own instrument - alto or tenor saxophone (or possibly soprano) - and reeds (strength 2).

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

ME611C next term.
You may be interested in one of our many Musicianship courses to support your practical learning.

Reviews
Tutor Biographies
Sarha Moore

Sarha is an experienced teacher and gigging musician, performing on the saxophone, arranging and composing on the piano, in classical, jazz and world music genres. Her principal band, Bollywood Brass Band, is the UK’s pioneering Indian-style wedding band, performing tunes and compulsively danceable rhythms of Bollywood films. Twice nominated for Songlines World Music Awards, the band has performed across the world in concerts, festivals, and Indian weddings in the UK, Europe, India, Thailand and South Africa. Sarha played with Ghanaian Highlife band Orchestre Jazira, and socialist big band, The Happy End. She also plays in the Charlie Mingus jazz cover band Hog Callin’, The Great Yiddish Parade marching band and Freylekh klezmer band. Sarha’s specialist area is World Music, and she has a PhD on the study of the Flattened Supertonic across different cultures. At CityLit she teaches jazz and classical piano, saxophone, world music styles (practical and academic courses), musicianship and music theory.

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.

Book your place

Course Code: ME611B

Please choose a course date 

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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or call 020 7492 2630

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