South American Rhythms Applied to the Rhythm Section
with Karina Colis
All About Bass!
with Katie Thiroux
Discuss sound, time, feel and the role of the bass from small group to big band
Developing meaningful language of your own
with Audrey Ochoa
Jazz language is central to improvisation. Acquiring and playing jazz vocabulary is important to communicating within the idiom, but it's also important to spend some time developing language of your own to help you sound more like yourself.
Where the melody ends and the solo begins
with Dawn Clement
How To Add Rhythmic Variety and Bebop Vocabulary to Your Solos
with Dr. Idit Shner
Starting a phrase on beat one, over and over, with the one of the chord is a college jazz epidemic. We'll discuss different strategies to get away from this nasty habit and enrich both rhythmic and bebop vocabulary when soloing.
How to establish your own musical voice
with Nadje Noordhuis
How To Practice
with Mimi Fox
A step-by-step system for organizing practice time by covering the three essential musical building blocks: melody, harmony, and rhythm. Using songs as the template we will cover application of scales, arpeggios, chord voicings, rhythmic concepts, and more to learn tunes in depth, expand repertoire, and maximize practice time. For all instruments and voice.