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Jazz Improv II - Spring Term Online

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 @ 7:00 PM (PDT) - Wednesday, June 23, 2021 @ 8:00 PM (PDT)
Music Center of the Northwest 901 North 96th Street SeattleWA  98103
Wednesday, April 7, 2021 @ 7:00 PM (PDT) - Wednesday, June 23, 2021 @ 8:00 PM (PDT)
Music Center of the Northwest 901 North 96th Street SeattleWA  98103

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Description

Jazz Improv has gone virtual!
For returning students. These theory classes are devoted to the study of specifically chosen jazz tunes, focusing on: 1) Roman numeral analysis of chord progressions; 2) chord tones; 3) guide tones; 4) chord-scale pairs; and 5) building melodic etudes to improve jazz soloing skills. General topics of jazz theory are also addressed, including: scales and modes; chord construction; interpreting chord symbols; intervals; jazz composition; jazz rhythms; building a melodic vocabulary; "inside" versus "outside" playing; and using jazz theory to build & strengthen your improvisation practice regimen.
In the Jazz Improv classes, music theory is discussed from a jazz perspective, with an emphasis on understanding modes, chord progressions, and improvising melodies. Students are encouraged to study transcribed solos by acknowledged jazz masters, as well as creating their own transcriptions. Extensive class notes are provided for study and discussion.
New student enrollment is subject to instructor approval; please contact Music Center for more information.
Please note that all classes are subject to cancellation due to low enrollment.

Location

Online Class!

Faculty

David Matthew Shere

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