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The Stables

The Jazz Experience for Beginners

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Course fee: £92 (£72 Students only bookable by phone or in person)

Course dates:
Sunday 15 October 
Sunday 22 October
Sunday 29 October
Sunday 05 November
Sunday 19 November
Sunday 26 November

Session times:
10am-2pm (Sunday 26 November - includes final 2pm performance)

For instrumental players new to jazz, this course will help introduce you the language and repertoire of jazz. With the help of expert tutors you’ll work through activities and play in both small and large groups, all designed to help you begin to understand the roots of jazz and how to begin playing it.

You’ll also work towards learning a selection of well- known jazz tunes from memory, in preparation for an informal performance on the final afternoon. The course is open to players of piano, guitar, bass, drum kit, brass, reed or woodwind, but numbers of rhythm section instruments (bass, drums, guitar, piano) are limited in order to balance the bands. You’ll also be directed to some listening examples before the course and will need to be familiar with the following scales and chords: Concert pitch instruments: Bb, C, G ‘Blues’ scales; C, Eb, F major scales. Bb instruments: D, C, A ‘Blues’ scales; D, F, G Major scales Eb instruments: A,G, E ‘Blues’ scales; A, C, D Major scales. Chords (rhythm section): Major7: Eb, Ab; Min7: Cm7, Fm7, Gm7, Am7 ; G7, C7, F7, Bb7, Eb7, Ab7, D7

Tea & coffee is provided.
Participants on a full day workshop or course should bring a packed lunch and other snacks.

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