A short course just for Jazz Guitarists taught by Kathy Dyson, award winning educator, performer and longstanding teacher at Leeds College of Music. This new strand of courses at Band on the Wall starts with two classes for beginner and intermediate/advanced guitarists who want to extend their Jazz skills.
The classes will include new repertoire, downloadable resources, regular informal performance and jam sessions 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, fundamental chord knowledge. The aim is to build confidence, technical ability and musical improvisation 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.
Dates: May 21st, 28th June 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, July 2nd
Performance: Thursday 7th July in the Main Venue at Band on the Wall
Venue: Education Room 1