Starts: 10 Jan 2022
Jazz Workshop 1C
What you will learn
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Play several jazz standards and improvise with confidence.
- Start to build a repertoire of tunes.
- Use analytical and theoretical approaches to improvisation including the study of modes of major and minor scales, chord/scale theory, chord sequences such as diatonic cycles and rhythm changes, blues scales, chromaticism and modulation, .
- Use effective personal practice strategies.
Class format and activities
Playing jazz standards and using various concepts and strategies to improvise on their structures. Discussing and applying theoretical approaches to playing, improvising and practising. This term, we will be studying: Modes of the melodic minor The use of chromaticism in improvisation Approach tones An introduction to the Whole tone and Diminished scales Pentatonic scales
Students should have a basic technical competence on their instrument. Students should have a basic knowledge of music theory and notation. Students should show a commitment to the course in terms of practice, punctuality, and willingness to work in the supportive environment of the class. Online enrolment on term 3 of this course, is only available to those enrolled in the previous term. If you are a current student, you will have received an email alerting you to this. If you are new to this course, please select 'Ask a Question' and the curriculum department will contact you.
What you need to know before you enrol
Regular practice between lessons is essential for ongoing progress.
What you need
Personal instrument, except for piano which is provided. Manuscript paper, notebook and writing materials.
What you can do next
Join the advanced Jazz Workshop. Join an ensemble. Attend music theory and ear-training classes.