Location: Parkshot, Richmond
Price: £247.00 (£247.00 non-EU)
Start Date: 02/03/2013
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Weekdays/Time: Sat (09:30 to 11:30)
Number of Weeks: 17
Tutor Approval Required? No
If you are a guitarist who is already competent in other styles or has recently started to play jazz, this course will equip you with the basic technical skills and musical knowledge for playing jazz on the guitar. The course is "hands-on", designed to help you develop your guitar technique and expand your knowledge of chords, scales, arpeggios and melodic patterns on the guitar. From the start you will learn to play jazz tunes - their chord progressions and melodies - and begin to improvise on them. You will receive guidance in developing your improvisation, accompaniment and performance skills and an understanding of music theory. We also study the work of the major jazz guitarists and other leading jazz artists.
You will have played guitar for at least two years and have a good basic working knowledge of the guitar including chords and scales and be able to accompany songs, pick out melodies, etc. You will probably have some practical playing experience. This course is not for beginners on the guitar. Level 1 literacy is an advantage as handouts will be distributed at different times to reinforce learning.
Your course will have a practical focus and offer you opportunities to learn and further develop your jazz guitar skills
Topics will include:
1. Basic chords for jazz guitar: Major; minor; dom.7; major 7; minor 7; half-diminished; dim.7; chord embellishment: maj 6; maj 7th; maj 9; 6/9
2. Chord voicings for common progressions: 11,V7,1; 111,V1,11,V7; etc.
3. Basic music theory for the jazz musician: Intervals; Cycle of 5ths; Harmonising the major scale; chord/scale relationships.
4. To identify and play common rhythms.
5. Basic scales – Major, minor, pentatonic in several positions and fingerings; Scale variations e.g. scale in 3rds; scale in broken 7th chords.
6. Major, minor and 7th chord arpeggios over 1 octave and 2 octaves with inversions.
7. “4-in-the-bar” rhythm guitar style: using 3-note and 4-note chord voicings.
8. To play chords, melodies, chord melodies, accompaniments and to improvise on several jazz standards such as the following: 12-bar blues (in F major); 12-bar blues (in Bb major); Honeysuckle Rose; Perdido; I Got Rhythm; Sweet Georgia Brown; Saint Thomas; Pennies From Heaven; One Note Samba; Yardbird Suite; Take the “A” Train; Satin Doll, Blue Bossa, Nuages, Autumn Leaves, It Had To Be You, Oh Lady Be Good, All of Me, Scrapple from the Apple, There Is No Greater Love.
Each term the class combines with the jazz piano class and additional bass and drums to practically explore the pieces you have learned as a group.
There is no formal assessment on this course although you will be able to identify individual goals and later reflect on your development. Your tutor will assess your learning and progress through the practical nature of the classes.
You are expected to practice between classes. A minimum of 30 minutes per day is advisable so that you can keep up with the class. We use handouts with tunes & examples in music notation so basic music reading skills are an advantage. If you aren't a great reader, don't worry - this will come with application. You will be encouraged to listen to the recordings of the major jazz guitarists, to use tutor books and read books on the history of jazz guitar.
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Notebook, pencil and music stand if you own one.
Attendance throughout the course will help you gain maximum benefit from the course.
You may wish to progress to further practical jazz courses at RACC or be interested to attend one the new courses to be planned for 2010.11 such as Jazz Theory Workshop Levels 1-3. ContactJulian Costello for further information or to express interest on: 0208 891 5907 ex 4014 or email email@example.com
Please enrol online through our website http://www.racc.ac.uk or visit one of our College receptions based in Richmond (Parkshot) or Twickenham (Clifden). If you require further information about this or any other music course please contact Julian Costello on: 0208 891 5907 ex 4014 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
1. “How much homework will I need to do outside of class?”
Your regular practice at home through the course will be guided by your tutor and will greatly enhance your experience of and contribution to the course. Se above.
2. “What will happen if I miss a class?”
If you miss a class please try to inform the tutor or the college as early as possible. Your tutor will endeavour to keep you up to date with course content
3. “When will the exams take place?”
There are no exams on this course.
4. “Do I need any special clothing or equipment?”
You will need your own instrument to learn and practise on.
5. “Is there any tutorial support?”
No additional tutorial support is offered for this course.
6. “What is Level 1 Literacy and why is it important?”
Level 1 Literacy is approximately grades D-G at GCSE or equivalent and we feel it is important to make students aware of this minimum requirement for this course environment as some course information is likely to be presented in a written form. If you want to do this course and do not have this level please contact the Curriculum Leader Julian Costello on: 0208 891 5907 ex 4014 or email email@example.com to discuss the course and other support RACC might offer.
You can enrol online, over the phone or in person at either site
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