When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Sara Dhillon
  • Course Code W22JPMF03C
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

This course covers aural recognition of chords, progressions, intervals, rhythms and scales/modes, incorporating some a cappella singing based on jazz standards. Suitable for any aspiring jazz instrumentalist and ideally taken with Jazz Harmony C. Building on Terms 1 & 2 of Jazz Ear-Training, improve your ability to recognise rhythms, intervals, scales/modes, chords, harmonic and root progressions, as well as song structure and how to transcribe solos. Develop an advanced sense of time and rhythmic skills, important to any improvising musician.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • You will develop your ability to recognise rhythms, intervals, scales/modes, chords, and common harmonic progressions done through weekly ear-training exercises with the tutor
  • You will study different approaches to playing over well-known jazz standards with direct coaching from the tutor. You will look at ways to improve your improvising and expand your jazz vocabulary.
  • You will learn common song structure and how to transcribe solos. You will be given corresponding homework to put this into practise, with guidance from the tutor
  • You will develop your sense of time and rhythmic skills, important to any improvising musician

Cost

  • Full fee
    £160
  • Concession fee
    £120
  • Entry requirements

    You will have previously attended Terms and 2 of 'Jazz Harmony and Ear Training' or have equivalent knowledge gained from playing experience or outside/private study. The course is designed to be modular so new students can join in each term, but please take advice from the tutor beforehand so you know what will be expected and to make sure you get the most out of the sessions..

    What you need to know before you enrol

    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. For the best sound quality, the tutor additionally recommends using an ethernet cable (if you have one) coming directly out of your router into your computer/laptop/ipad. 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 need

    his 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

    Summer Jazz Week, Cuban and Brazilian Music Week, Latin Piano Taster, Jazz Instrumental courses and workshops starting in September.