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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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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 Harmony 2

Jazz Harmony 2 builds on concepts presented in Jazz Harmony 1. This course will discuss the Blues form, minor key harmony (in depth), guide tone lines, voice leading and diminished chord patterns and scales. An in-depth presentation of melodic analysis techniques will also be covered. In addition, two workshop weeks will be scheduled for composition assignments to be performed and analysed. Entry: by prior enrolment in Jazz Harmony 1. WHAT STUDENTS SAY ABOUT THIS COURSE A... [More]
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For adults (minimum age 16)
Entry Level: Prior completion of Jazz Harmony level 1 or discussion with tutor

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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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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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Jazz Harmony 1

Jazz Harmony focuses on the study of chords and their relationship with each other. This class will review some fundamental harmonic concepts before exploring major and minor scale harmony in depth. The course will also discuss diatonic reharmonization, dominant chord types, modal interchange and the Blues form, through the study of a selected number of Jazz standards presented in class. This course may be particularly useful for students wanting to apply for the tertiary jazz... [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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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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Sydney Con International Jazz Festival

100 Musicians 26 Concerts and masterclasses 5 Venues 1 Day SUNDAY 4 JUNE Boasting world-class performance spaces nestled in the stunning Royal Botanic Gardens, the Sydney Conservatorium of Music throws open its doors to an all-day jazz festival featuring over 100 artists in 26 events over 5 venues. The Sydney Conservatorium International Jazz Festival showcases the crème of the Australian jazz scene in collaborative performances with international artists, new work premieres and... [More]