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Jazz Ensembles or Jazzgroup One - 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). Combining improvisation with work... [More]
$20 Limited inc GST
Jazz Ensembles or Jazzgroup One - Audition

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For adults (minimum age 16)
Jazz Ensemble classes will commence on Monday 9 October, 7 to 9pm (tutor – Andrew Dickeson), Tuesday 10 October or Thursday 12 October, 6-8pm (tutor – Ron Philpott), Wednesday 11 October, 6-8pm (tutor – Mike Price).

The fee for the 6 week term is $370. If you enrol for an audition by 18 September, you will only pay the Early Bird rate of $325.60 for the term (which is a 12% discount), providing you are successful at audition.
PLEASE NOTE: There will be an end of term Jazz Concert which will be either held on Tuesday 22 November or Wednesday 23 November – TO BE CONFIRMED. All the Jazz Ensembles will perform on this night in the Music Cafe.

Please let us know your instrument when you enrol by filling in the Additional Information page.

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

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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]
$370 $325.60 Limited inc GST / $314.50
Impro Basics Level 2

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Suitable for ages 16+
Entry Level: Basic music reading skills and knowledge of chords necessary.

PLACES ARE LIMITED TO:
2 pianos **
2 guitars **
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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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]
$370 $325.60 Limited inc GST / $314.50
Impro Basics Level 1

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For adults (minimum age 16)
Entry Level: Ability to read simple melody line and chord symbol charts.

PLACES ARE LIMITED TO:
*2 pianos * (NO PIANO SPOTS LEFT)
*2 guitars *
*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.

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

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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]
$350 $308 Limited inc GST / $297.50
Jazz Flute

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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]
$350 $308 Limited inc GST / $297.50
Jazz Guitar

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For adults (minimum age 16)
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.

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

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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]
$350 $308 Limited inc GST / $297.50
Jazz Piano Basics Level 1

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Jazz Sax Basics

Ready to release the rock’n roll rebel? Soar sky-high in sonic streamers? Or jazz away on a jaunty jive? Go and hit the Con for a crash course in saxophonic satisfaction! Pack your horns and strap in for a wild ride through the badlands of Blues, Jazz and Latin music. This course introduces saxophonists to Jazz, Blues and Latin music by means of dynamic and personalized instruction. The program only requires very basic experience with playing saxophone and elementary music reading... [More]
$350 $308 Limited inc GST / $297.50
Jazz Sax Basics

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Suitable for 16+ years

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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]
$310 $272.80 Limited inc GST / $263.50
Jazz Harmony 2

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Suitable for ages 16+
Entry Level: Prior completion of Jazz Harmony level 1 or discussion with tutor

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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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Blues Guitar Level 1

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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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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]
$310 Limited inc GST / $263.50
Jazz Harmony 1

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Entry level: Must be able to read music at a basic level, have an understanding of how to construct chords and a basic understanding of the major and minor scales. Suggested minimum: Music Fundamentals 2 or equivalent.

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

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