When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Adam Dyer
  • Course Code W22JPMF01C
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

A course aimed at those who have done little or no jazz composing before, but have familiarity with the genre, and who listen to or play jazz quite extensively. If you have taken 1a, this will be advantageous, but not necessary. A six-week course, exploring the various approaches that you can take to begin, frame and complete jazz compositions effectively.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Take an existing composition and arrange it for a specific line up
  • Use counterpoint and voicings to complement a melody
  • Produce a clear, well notated score of your arrangement to be played by musicians

Cost

  • Full fee
    £105
  • Concession fee
    £80
  • This course may be available for free
  • Class format and activities

    This online course will involve listening to and discussion of existing compositions, weekly compositional assignments, feedback from the tutor. In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.

    Entry requirements

    Some knowledge of the different types of jazz chords, scales is helpful. Access to score writing software is an advantage (student discounts are available).

    What you need to know before you enrol

    This online course will involve listening to and discussion of existing compositions, weekly compositional assignments, feedback from the tutor.

    What you need

    This is an online course, therefore you will need access to a personal computer/laptop/ipad with working internal microphone and camera, and decent internet wi-fi connection. You will also need to have and basic IT skills, in order to be able to access and use effectively the online material, eg. the online platforms for the live sessions and shared material. Ahead of the first session, you will receive information about the exact format and length of the live part of the course, together with guidance on how to access the relevant platforms. During the first session, you will receive guidance from your tutor about how to access the online course material, such as recordings and sheet music.

    What you can do next

    Any of our Jazz ensemble, Jazz theory and Jazz history classes. Contact the music department to discuss your options.