Sing jazz 3

Course Dates: 18/01/20 - 04/04/20
Time: 12:15 - 13:45
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Laura Zakian

A performance class for singers who have completed levels 1 and 2. Maintain and improve your vocal technique, jazz and blues style, and learn relevant musicianship.


What is the course about?

Developing the work of jazz singing 1 and 2, explore and improve your ability to perform in the jazz idiom.
Learn jazz tunes that a singer would be expected to know. Increase your appreciation of time feels and harmony.

What will we cover?

Ongoing work to improve vocal technique.
Improve phrasing and timing in a song.
Free the rhythm of the lyric - moving towards improvisation.
Learning new repertoire, and learning to source your own.
Musicianship matters pertaining to improvisation.

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

- know what to practise, and how to practise
- be accustomed to researching songs/performers
- have a clear grasp of jazz styles
- use the mic with confidence in solo performance
- be able to perform with confidence
- use the class appraisal of your solo effort to develop your ability to perform.

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

Singers should have completed Sing jazz 1 and 2 successfully.

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

Warm up and technical exercises sung together every session. Learn tunes/solos/exercises by following your tutor's demonstration, and/or led from the piano. Solo presentations, giving and receiving constructive criticism. Sharing ideas and repertoire. Practice of material between classes is essential.

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

You are advised to record parts of class for revision/practice at home. Music materials will be provided.
You may wish to support your learning through a focus on reading, writing and hearing music and musical patterns. For more details about musicianship and music theory please visit our blog: Musicianship and music theory at City lit which lists our full sequence of musicianship and music theory classes.

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

Sing jazz: advanced
At any level, Jazz vocal improvisation is a useful specialist course for those who wish to develop their creative skills further.

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: MF650

Sat, day, 18 Jan - 04 Apr '20

Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)

Full fee: £219.00
Senior fee: £219.00
Concession: £134.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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