Jazz Guitar Course Spring 2012

  • Saturday | 04.02.12
  • 10.00am
  • Band on the Wall, Manchester
  • Full: £105<...


Week 3 of a 7 week course

A new seven week course just for Guitarists who want to play Jazz taught by KATHY DYSON, award winning teacher educator and performer. This strand of Jazz courses at Band on the Wall comprises two classes for beginner and intermediate/advanced guitarists who want to extend their Jazz skills.

The classes include some new repertoire, downloadable resources, regular informal performance and jam session opportunities with materials and approaches adapted to individual requirements.

The Beginners Class will focus on developing overall musicality, good rhythmic sense, aural memory, improvisation, technique, basic repertoire and fundamental chord knowledge. The aim is to build confidence, technical ability and musical improvisation skills from the beginning, and for students to perform as soon as you feel ready. 

The Intermediate/ Advanced Class will work on more advanced aural transcription, a wider range of repertoire, chops practice, developing rhythmic as well as melodic ideas, and learning ways to use more sophisticated chord voicing in improvised solos.

The emphasis will be on creating an enjoyable, congenial and supportive group lesson with the aim of improving your jazz guitar playing – whatever your level.

Venue: Education Room 1 at Band on the Wall

Days: Saturdays

Times: Beginner 10.00am-11.30am Int/Adv 11.30am-1.00pm

Dates: January 21st, 28th Feb 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th March 3rd.

Prices: Full: £105 Conc: £84

N.B. Concessions available only for full time students, unwaged, OAP on production of proof of eligibility at first session.