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Designed for players at ABRSM Grade 4-5, this course will focus on playing jazz standards with special attention to the swing feel, playing through song forms, and the further development of standard jazz repertoire, vocabulary and improvisational skills.
As a member of the Jazz Repertoire Ensemble, you will rehearse and work on a selected number of pieces chosen by the conductor. As part of the class you will work on improving your sight-reading and your phrasing in the jazz idiom. 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.
Grade 4 - 5 on chosen instrument
Due to the nature of the instruments/content of the course you might be exposed to high volume levels. We strongly encourage everyone to bring a pair of ear plugs to every lesson.
A working instrument. Brass should bring a selection of mutes
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