In this class, you will learn and explore the varied skills that jazz singers must have to succeed as bandleaders and sing jazz. As you enhance your storytelling you will gain ear training, theory, and melodic/rhythmic knowledge to expand your jazz vocabulary and expressive abilities. There will be plenty of opportunities to sing, and practice on a weekly basis.
Focus will be on basic healthy vocal technique, as well as developing musicianship to creatively modify melodies, improvise, and/or generally feel more confident in your knowledge of the jazz language. We’ll use short melodic and harmonic transcriptions to build fluency and practice creative exercises over jazz standards.
The class offers weekly opportunities to sing, and apply new concepts.
Upon completion of this course you will be able to: