Registration for Winter term (Jan-Mar 2021) now open!
This is an online music class, taught using Zoom
Supported by class discussions, interactive on-line tools, and personalized feedback, this 10-part course will give you “the keys” to jazz, with concepts that you can put into practice every day. Join our community of learners for engaging, hands-on music theory courses where you will learn to read, write, and hear the elements of music in a joyful and welcoming environment. Suitable for anyone with 3yrs+ experience on any instrument, and an interest in jazz.
Jazz Theory and Improvisation II
In the Winter term, we will learn how to read a lead sheet, create simple jazz piano voicings, build solid bass lines and start to create improvised melodies over simple chord progressions and jazz standards. Topics will include: seventh chords and nomenclature, modes of the major and minor scales, basic substitution and function; the ii-V-I progression, chord extensions, tips for melodic writing and bass line construction.