Entry Level: Entry Level: Intermediate level players with some existing jazz playing experience. Knowledge of major scales, key signatures and some jazz chords is required.
Students will need to bring their own guitar and lead. Amplifier will be provided. Acoustic guitar is also welcome.
This course is aimed at intermediate level guitarists who want to expand on their jazz knowledge while meeting other players of a similar level. It’s a playing based course and the small class size (maximum of six) allows for a good deal of in class jamming. Topics usually covered include technical aspects of scales and jazz chords, harmony analysis, accompaniment styles, rhythmic aspects and soloing. Examples of repertoire from previous classes include Blue Bossa, Tune Up, SonnyMoon for Two and Don’t Get Around Much Anymore.
Students also have access to the conservatorium music library to help further their study experience.
WHAT STUDENTS SAY ABOUT THIS CLASS
Excellent instruction on the structure and fundamentals for interpreting jazz standards
Mike had a very approachable teaching style. It was great being able to gather as much information as possible from someone with so much jazz knowledge and experience
A teacher of this calibre is invaluable to the Open Academy