Workshops

Jazz Night School offers workshops from artists such as Tuck Andress, Alison Miller, Rene Hart, Anton Schwartz, Mark Elf, Mark Taylor, Garey Williams, Inga Swearing, Jared Hall…

Upcoming Workshops At Jazz Night School

 

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

Anton Schwartz will be at Jazz Night School for a day of great workshops!

10:00am – 12:00pm- Practicing Better:

Musical mastery requires a lot of time. So let’s not waste anymore time practicing the wrong way. In recent years, psychological experiments on skill acquisition have given a lot of new results about how most efficiently to develop memories and skills that last… and some of the results are quite powerful and counterintuitive. In this workshop we explore a number of findings and their concrete application to how we should practice.

Prerequisites: None

Price: $40 ($50 day-of registration) Register below…

NOTE: If you attend/register for the full day, the cost is $80 ($90 day-of registration)

1:00pm – 4:00pm – Playing The Heck Out Of The Jazz Blues:

The 12-bar blues is the single most important set of chord changes in jazz. It is crucial that jazz musicians be able to improvise over the changes fluidly, both because of the vast number of songs that use them, and the extent to which the blues and its many variations contain the harmonic building blocks that make up all jazz standards. In this workshop, students improvise over the blues (optional but encouraged – Bb and F concert key) and are critiqued, with recommendations given for a direct path for improvement. Student improvisations will serve as a springboard for the discussions of the many harmonic possibilities afforded by the blues.

Prerequisites: Knowledge of the simple I-IV-V 12-bar blues form and basic jazz harmony.

Price: $55 ($65 day-of registration) Register below…

NOTE: If you attend/register for the full day, the cost is $80 ($90 day-of registration)

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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Trumpeter and JNS instructor Jared Hall D.M.A., will be presenting a day of workshops!

10:00am – 12:00pm- The Art of Jazz Transcription:

Transcription, the act of memorizing improvised solos directly from source recordings without written scores, addresses two of the most important areas for a jazz musician: memory and ear training. This workshop will give you the tools to facilitate the transcription process which improves skills in improvisation, instrumental technique, tone development, expressive nuance, sense of rhythm, and comprehension of the jazz language.

Recommendations on equipment, computer programs, digital applications, and instrument-specific recordings will be given to aid in starting a transcription. Strategies on learning, memory retention, and execution of a solo transcription, as well as direct application to enhancing one’s vocabulary and finding an individualized voice, will be the focus of the workshop. Examples on each of the strategies will be given and demonstrated.

Prerequisites: None

Price: $40 ($50 day-of registration) Register below…

NOTE: If you attend/register for the full day, the cost is $80 ($90 day-of registration)

1:00pm – 3:00pm – How to Practice, Apply, and Incorporate Transcribed Language to Your Playing:

You’ve transcribed a great solo from an artist you love, admire, and want to sound like. Now what do you do? Being able to use and adapt the materials from your transcription in a meaningful and unique way will add to your personal and creative voice as a musician.

This workshop will give you the steps necessary to effectively integrate the jazz language you have learned from your transcription into your own personal playing style. Addressing the process of fully acquiring the language through technical execution, relationship to sound, and application within a chord progression of a tune will be the primary focus of the workshop.

Prerequisites: None

Price: $50 ($60 day-of registration) Register below…

NOTE: If you attend/register for the full day, the cost is $80 ($90 day-of registration)

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