Improv Class

Jazz Improv Classes for 2017/18

•    Improv Class I
•    Improv Class II
•    Beginner Jazz Combo
•    Intermediate Jazz Combo

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Improv Class I
 

Welcome to improvising! In this 8-week course, students will learn improvising by studying simple diatonic tunes the blues progression. Practice playing solos over chord progressions using swing patterns and simple licks and scales, and learn to transcribe a solo from a recording.  This is a “hands-on” class, so most of our class time will be spent playing and jamming. This class is open to all ages and all instruments (drummers and singers may be asked to play piano for some sessions). A minimum of two years of experience on your instrument is required. Instructor: Dan Davis

Sat, Jan 20 – Mar 24 (No class Jan 27 and Feb 17)
10:00 am – 11:15 am

Tuition: $275

Call 780-633-3725 to register
Location: Alberta College Campus
 

Improv Class II


More improvising! In this 8-week course, students will learn the most common harmonic structure in jazz music: the II-V-I progression. This chord progression makes up between 50 to 95 per cent of most jazz standards. Students will study and transcribe the work of master improvisers in order to learn guide tones, common chord progressions, and interesting licks and phrases that can be played during improvised solos. This is a “hands-on” class, so most of our class time will be spent playing and jamming. This class is open to all ages and instruments (drummers and singers may be asked to play piano for some sessions. A minimum of two years of experience on your instrument is required. Improv I class is a recommended prerequisite, but not required. Instructor: Dan Davis

Sat, Apr 7 – June 2 (No class May 19)
10:00 am – 11:30 am
 

Tuition: $275

Call 780-633-3725 to register

Location: Alberta College Campus


Beginner Jazz Combo Class

Looking for more opportunities to play jazz? Join the Beginner Jazz Combo! The combo will work on tunes by Horace Silver, Miles Davis, Benny Golson, Jaco Pastorius, Duke Ellington, and many more. Students will learn melodies, come up with background figures and simple arrangements, and work on their soloing. There will also be a performance opportunity as part of the Saxophone Studio’s year end recital. Students must participate in the Beginner Jazz Combo before moving on to the Intermediate Jazz Combo, unless given approval by the instructor, Dan Davis

Location: Alberta College Campus
$550 fall & winter term tuition or $275 Winter Term Only
$225 spring term tuition (10 hours)

Fall & Winter Term:
Sat, Oct 14 – Mar 24
11:15 am – 12:30 pm
(No class Nov 11, Dec 16 – Jan 6, Jan 27, Feb 17)

Spring Term:
Sat, Apr 7 – Jun 2
11:15 am – 12:30 pm
(No class May 19)


Intermediate Jazz Combo Class

The Intermediate Jazz Combo is for returning students who have taken Beginner Jazz Combo. Instructor: Dan Davis

Location: Alberta College Campus
$550 fall & winter term tuition (20 hours)
$225 spring term tuition (10 hours)


Spring Term:
Sat, Apr 7 – Jun 2
2:15 – 3:30 pm
(No class May 19)
 

Call 780-633-3725 to register