This class, for the intermediate to advanced students, explores topics related to jazz improvisation, looking in depth at how to navigate common jazz standards as well as more challenging chord progressions. Chord substitutions, extensions, and how to play “outside” the chord changes will be discussed. Importantly, students learn how to solo melodically so that each note has meaning. Musicians will have the opportunity to play their instrument during class.
This is a 10 week course, meeting online once a week for 90 minutes. Instructors will live stream via Zoom Video Conferencing at the scheduled meeting times. We recognize that there will likely be a learning curve with this technology and will do our best to provide technical support throughout this process.