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Impro Basics Level 2

For instrumentalists who have completed Impro Basics Level 1, or who have some improvisation experience, this course provides an opportunity to continue developing elementary skills in ensemble playing, improvisation and standard jazz repertoire. Classes establish practical ensemble skills by: Putting improvisation ideas into practice Learning melodies and chord progressions without music, developing memory Creating ensemble arrangements On completion of the course, a student’s... [More]
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There are 3 places available

For adults (minimum age 16)
Entry Level: completion of level 1 is advisable or equivalent experience.

PLACES ARE LIMITED TO:
2 pianos * * (NO PLACE REMAINING)
2 guitars * * (NO PLACES REMAINING)
1 bass *
1 drum kit *
and any number of horns or other instruments.

Please let us know your instrument by filling in the Additional Enrolment Information page when you are completing your enrolment.

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

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Jazz Piano Basics Level 1

Jazz Piano Basics Level 1 is a course which introduces piano players to the elements of jazz piano style. Playing through simplified arrangements of jazz standards such as: ‘In a mellow tone’, ‘Fly me to the moon’, ‘The preacher’ and the blues classic ‘Blues Almighty’ you will explore different ways to approach: Chords and bass melody and chords improvised melody and chords You will work steadily with the materials throughout the term to adopt a familiarity with the make-up and... [More]

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Jazz Flute

This eight-week course is an introduction to musical concepts and instrumental techniques used for performing jazz and jazz-related styles. Course material is designed around repertoire styles such as Bebop, Latin-American and Rock and is intended to cater for classical flautists as well as those who have prior experience with modern music genres. Prerequisites for this course are a level of instrumental skill and musicianship from AMEB Grade 4 upward, your own instrument and an... [More]
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For adults (minimum age 16)

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Piano for Beginners Level 1

Never played piano before? Keen to learn? Taught in the keyboard lab on weighted digital keyboards, Piano for Beginners Level 1 is a group class designed for the absolute beginner. By the end of the course you will be able to find your way around the keyboard, play simple tunes and accompaniments and understand the basics of good piano technique. Over 8 weeks, students will be taken through an intensive course of note reading, finger training and exploration of basic piano... [More]
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There are 2 places available

There will be a no classes on 17 and 24 May due to tutor availability. In lieu of these dates the schedule of classes will be as described below.

Wed 3 May: 6-8 pm
Wed 10 May: 6-8pm
Wed 17 May: NO CLASS
Wed 24 May: NO CLASS
Wed 31 May: 6-8pm
Wed 7 June: 6-8.30pm
Wed 14 June: 6-8.30pm
Wed 21 June: 6-8.30pm
Wed 28 June: 6-8.30pm

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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]
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There is one place available
For adults (minimum age 16)
Students will need to bring their own guitar and lead if applicable. Both acoustic and electric welcome.

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Impro Basics Level 1

This course is designed for instrumentalists with no background in improvisation. It provides students with an opportunity to play in a small group and 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 and recognise chords and scales Perform technical exercises for improving improvisation skills Develop time and... [More]

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Piano for Beginners Level 2

Taught in the keyboard lab on weighted digital keyboards, level 2 is designed for the intermediate beginner, who is familiar with the notes of the keyboard, has prior understanding of note reading, and experience with basic scales and playing pieces in 5 finger hand positions. Over 8 weeks, students will be taken through an intensive course of technical work, finger training and exploration of basic piano literature in varying hand positions, as well as ensemble playing. The course... [More]

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Blues Guitar Level 2

Blues Guitar 2 is an extension of Blues Guitar 1. It will focus on open tunings, blues slide guitar playing, chord voicing, right hand strumming technique and the playing styles of a few notable blues guitar players. Topics will be presented through class discussion, listening exercises and transcribed solos. [More]

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Piano for Beginners Level 3

Taught in the keyboard lab on weighted digital keyboards, level 3 is designed for the advanced beginner, who is familiar with the notes of the keyboard, has prior understanding of note reading, and experience with basic technical work and piano pieces in varying hand positions. Over 8 weeks, students will be taken through an intensive course of technical work, finger training, sight reading skill, pedal use, basic chord symbol reading, and exploration of basic piano literature in... [More]

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Jazz Ensembles or Jazzgroup One - Audition

Jazz Ensembles (intermediate level) run on Mondays -*tutored by Andrew Dickeson* as well as Tuesdays and Thursdays - tutored by Ron Philpott. Jazzgroup One (advanced level) runs on Wednesdays - tutored by Brendan Clarke. AUDITION REQUIREMENTS A 15 minute unaccompanied audition to determine which ensemble suits you best. You should be prepared to play two jazz standards of your choice, to improvise over a blues head and to do some basic sight reading of a chart. Drummers will also... [More]

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