The Art of Jazz Transcription,
Jared Hall,
Wednesday, 5:30-7:00pm

Class ID: CMSJXH016


This class will run April 3rd - June 5th, 2019.

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 class 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. The step-by-step approach of this class gives 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. Examples on each of the strategies will be given and demonstrated.

Class meets 1.5 hours weekly

Registration and Payments

Registration requires payment in full by the first meeting of a session (unless special arrangements have been made). Seats are filled on a ‘first-come, first-serve’ basis and cannot be assigned unless payment is received. Payments can be made by cash, check, or credit card.

Please refer to our Policies page for information regarding important information about registration and payment.