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Weekdays/Time: Sat (14:30 to 16:30)
Started: 22/04/2017 (Number of Weeks: 13)
End Date: 22/07/2017
Tutor Approval Required? No
For advanced students who wish to work closely and creatively with jazz pianist Geoff Castle to develop ideas for arrangements and improve their mini sets and performances. Geoff offers support in creating lead sheets and parts for your accompanying musicians and provides crucial insight into the practical experience of performing.
The tutor scheduled to teach this course is Geoffrey Castle.
You can enrol directly online or in person at reception.
You will be able to already perform a number of songs. You may have attended a Jazz Vocal Performance course and you should have some experience of performing at open mic sessions or gigs.
You will need to have a selection of songs which you know well so that you can perform them in various styles and tempos.
Having a basic understanding of music theory will be an advantage.
Level 1 literacy is an advantage as some handouts, notes and texts will be given.
You will rehearse and perform class songs and all students will get to do individual performances in each class related to the previous week’s home-work.
Sessions will include topics such as:
rhythmic phrasing to bring expression to your performances
improvisation and spontaneity in performance
use of vocal inflections, dynamics, articulation and interpretation of lyrics
exploring all styles, tempos and grooves including ballads, medium swing, fast swing, and bossa-nova.
Advice will be given with sourcing songs and building music repertoire using internet and mobile phone resources.
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