Location: Parkshot, Richmond
Price: £109.00 (£109.00 non-EU)
Start Date: 17/04/2013
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Weekdays/Time: Wed (13:30 to 15:00)
Number of Weeks: 9
Tutor Approval Required? No
These Jazz Workshop sessions will help you to develop a repertoire of standard jazz tunes and arrangements for you to develop your performance skills at all levels. We will learn the tunes and look at how to improvise on your instrument and to communicate as an ensemble.
The course is aimed at rhythm section instruments like piano, bass, drums and guitar and also front line instruments such as saxophones, trumpet and trombone. We will work at an intermediate to upper intermediate level. It will be fine if you are new to jazz. If you play another instrument please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
You need not have some previous experience of playing within an ensemble or at improvising and the workshops will be designed to stretch all abilities but is not for beginners.. Knowledge of some jazz music theory will be useful and level 1 literacy an advantage as handouts will be distributed at different times to reinforce learning. Good sight reading is an advantage but not at all required.
Course content is focused around developing your instrumental and ensemble skills and repertoire. You will perform and rehearse with the group and develop your playing, reading, improvising and knowledge of the jazz repertoire.
Topics to be explored throughout each session will vary but include:
Performance and ensemble skills
Developing practice routines and strategies
Performance opportunities may include college lunchtime sessions, local venues and college concerts.
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.
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Instrument, notebook and pencil.
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. For further information on these courses see the website.
Enrolment is best carried out online.
If you prefer to enrol in person, you can enrol at either the Clifden or Parkshot centres. You can also enrol by post, payment should be by cheque made payable to ‘Richmond Adult Community College’ and sent to Postal Enrolments, RACC, Clifden Centre, Clifden Road, Twickenham TW1 4LT.
How much homework will I need to do outside of class?”
Your practice at home through the course will be guided by your tutor and will greatly enhance your experience of and contribution to the course.
“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
“When will the exams take place?”
There are no exams on this course.
“Do I need any special clothing or equipment?”
You will need your own instrument to learn and practise on.
“Is there any tutorial support?”
No additional tutorial support is offered for this course.
“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 requiremefor 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 email@example.com or attend one of the Music.
You can enrol online, over the phone or in person at either site
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