Saxophone 4

Course Dates: 24/09/22 - 10/12/22
Time: 14:00 - 15:30
Location: Keeley Street
If you're an experienced saxophone player, come and extend your technique, musicianship and performance skills in this advanced workshop. The emphasis will be on playing pop and jazz, developing musicianship skills, and improvisation. Continues as B and C for the academic year.
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Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £132.00

Course Code: ME614A

Available start dates 

Sat, day, 24 Sep - 10 Dec '22

Duration: 11 sessions (over 12 weeks)

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What is the course about?

Continue to develop your saxophone playing and musicianship as a progression from Sax 3. New students who are experienced players with some harmony knowledge are welcome to join.

What will we cover?

- Structured use of all 12 major and minor keys
- focus on jazz styles and skills
- Students will be encouraged to write their own exercises and share good practice
- Regular opportunity to improvise
- Expand your repertoire of tunes.

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

- Demonstrate improved tone and musicianship skills
- Design a personal practice plan for future development
- Improvise with greater ease and confidence
- perform with confidence (a gig will be arranged)
- show a working understanding of the jazz idiom.

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

This course is ideal if you have successfully completed Sax 3 or can show an equivalent level of competence and experience.
You should be able to play all major and relative minor scales and arpeggios, keep time well, and read music in all common time signatures. Some experience of playing across the VI II V I sequence is desirable.

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

You will be taught in a lively group class with weekly practice of technical matters, memorising tunes, and playing solo and as an ensemble.
Reference recordings will be in use, and play-along tracks. Technical practice week to week and learning the study tunes is essential.

This course has a Google classroom site for students to join in order to access online materials. For further details please follow our Google classroom instructions [external website].

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

Students will be expected to make space for regular practice. A music stand, metronome and access to a piano or keyboard are essential to your personal practice.

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

This course continues through the academic year.

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.