Jazz guitar 3
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: ME718
Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)
What is the course about?
Consolidate and develop the work covered in jazz guitar 2. Play more advanced harmony in a jazz context, and study more standards. Practise improvising over the study tunes.
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?
Allied to a study tune, we will work on arpeggios, modes & scales, chord shapes, playing a melody, improvising, rhythms for 'comping', and walking bass strategies.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Learn new and challenging repertoire
- Enjoy greater facility using scales to improvise over a chord progression
- Play in time with a confident jazz style
- play with confidence, and listen, as part of an ensemble.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
In order to get the most from this course, you should be conversant with jazz chords (major 7th, dominant, minor 7th, half-diminished shapes), know the note names on the finger board up to the 12th fret, be able to play major and minor scales, demonstrate reasonable fluency at reading chord symbols and music notation & guitar tab.
You should have completed jazz guitar 2.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
You will be taught through group playing sessions, with some solo playing usually by turn. Daily guitar practice and completion of homework tasks are essential to your progress and the smooth running of the course.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
All music teaching materials will be supplied in the Google classroom. Please have manuscript, your guitar and tuner.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Jazz harmony and ear training study. More jazz guitar study.
David Harrison studied at Oxford Brookes university before taking a post-graduate diploma in saxophone performance at Guildhall School of Music & Drama. David has been teaching at City Lit since 1994. In 2004 he wrote a guitar player’s guide for Collins and joined Music Sales in 2005 to update the famous A Tune A Day tutor series, eventually producing over 40 titles as series editor of the relaunched A New Tune A Day books, which has since become the biggest-selling music tutor series worldwide. Since 2010, David has worked freelance writing, editing and producing mainly educational titles, including Abracadabra Beginning Theory (Collins Music); The Complete Ukulele Player (Music Sales) and most recently the Bob Dylan Complete (Hal Leonard), the authorised collection of every Dylan song, together with an extensive introduction covering Dylan’s acoustic guitar technique, his song-writing and Dylan’s place in the American folk music revival. Aside from his guitar and saxophone classes, David runs a course in song writing. a series of talks on the music of The Beatles, and a series on the songs of Bob Dylan’s 1960s albums.
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.