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Impro Basics

This course is designed for musicians with no background in improvisation. You will need some basic level of understanding how to read music and chord charts. It provides students with an opportunity to learn elementary theoretical concepts, historical knowledge and basic skills in the art of jazz improvisation. Students will learn to: Put into practice theoretical knowledge of harmony and scales Train their ear to recognise chords and scales Perform technical exercises for... [More]
$560 Limited inc GST
Impro Basics

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<p>This course is designed for musicians with no background in improvisation. You will need some basic level of understanding

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For adults (minimum age 16)
This is an FACE TO FACE class in the Conservatorium building
Entry Level: Ability to read simple melody line and chord symbol charts.

PLACES ARE LIMITED TO:
2 pianos (no spaces left for this term)
2 guitars  (no spaces eft for this term)
1 bass (no spaces left for this term) 

We can also accept any number of horns or other instruments.

We will update the availability of places as enrolments are received.

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Songwriting 1

Songwriting 1 methodically introduces tools, techniques, and strategies for writing and understanding the mechanics of great lyrics, melodies, chords, and song forms. Each class is workshop style, and in each 2-hour class, students generate material for their songs, listen closely to great songwriters, develop the vocabulary to analyse songwriting techniques through close listening to great songs and songwriters, and receive a weekly project to hone the particular tools of the... [More]
$480 Limited inc GST
Songwriting 1

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<p>Songwriting 1 methodically introduces tools, techniques, and strategies for writing and understanding the mechanics of great

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This is a face to face class at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music For adults (minimum age 16)

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Jazz Guitar

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,... [More]

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Blues Guitar Level 1

Blues Guitar will look into the Blues Form and discuss the cadence, primary chords, associated scales, tensions and stress points of the harmony and melody. This course will look at variations to the basic progression and discuss the various sub genres such as Delta, Chicago, Texas Blues and more. The course will also present and analyse transcribed solos and look into the sounds and effects created by a few notable Blues guitarist players. In addition, a presentation of more... [More]

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Jazz Ensembles - Audition

These classes are designed for students who wish to develop confident improvisation, aural and sight reading skills. They provide an ensemble-based environment for the development of personal jazz skills, along with an understanding of the dynamics at work in a small performance group. Typically there will be drums, electric bass, piano, horns (trumpet, alto, tenor) and guitar as the usual line-up. Other instruments are welcome (vibes, flute etc). During the term: Drummers will... [More]

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Songwriting Workshop - level 2

Songwriting 1 & Songwriting Workshop are taught by Keppie Coutts, who has over 7 years’ experience teaching through award-winning Berklee Online. Keppie has additionally pioneered remote live delivery of songwriting courses in higher education through Collarts in Melbourne, and is thrilled to offer both Songwriting courses live and online. Songwriting Workshop will build upon Songwriting 1, covering more advanced concepts in lyric, melody, chord writing, and song forms in... [More]

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Blues Guitar

Blues Guitar will look into the Blues Form and discuss the cadence, primary chords, associated scales, tensions and stress points of the harmony and melody. This course will look at variations to the basic progression and discuss the various sub genres such as Delta, Chicago, Texas Blues and more. The course will also present and analyse transcribed solos and look into the sounds and effects created by a few notable Blues guitarist players. In addition, a presentation of more... [More]

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.