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Jazz Harmony Workshop for Vocalists (C01983-161701)

Availability: Yes

Price: £128.00 Click here for information on help with fees

Please note:
This Course has already started, please have a look at the alternative dates below or it may be possible to join some courses after the start date.

If you're interested in joining this course email to enquire.

Weekdays/Time: Tue (19:00 to 21:00)

Started: 25/04/2017 (Number of Weeks: 5)

End Date: 23/05/2017

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  • C01983-161702 Jazz Harmony Workshop for Vocalists Start: 06/06/2017
    Duration: 6 week(s) Days/Time: Tue (19:00 to 21:00)

Tutor Approval Required? Yes more info

Course Overview:

This course is for jazz singers who wish to develop their understanding of jazz harmony in a supportive, practical and creative environment. Your appreciation of and language for the many colours and textures within jazz will develop as you explore and create exercises for warm-ups and improvisation and sing in harmony within jazz vocal arrangements.

Entry is through a meeting and discussion with the tutor, please email to express your interest and you will be contacted by the course tutor.

How to Apply - Tutor Approval

Please complete the online Application form and book your interview by clicking Apply Now at the top of this page. If no interview slots are available at the time of your application we will be in touch to arrange an interview date.

To be accepted on the course you must complete the following steps:

  1. Maths and English Assessments: This MUST be done prior to your interview and takes about 1hour, you can come and do this at any time during opening times.
  2. Evidence of skills: You may be required to show evidence of relevant skills either by bringing your certificates or doing an initial assessment task
  3. Interview: The Tutor interview is to ensure that this is the right course for you and that you are fully aware of what is involved in completing the course

On completition of your interview and meeting the other criteria laid out in the application process, successful applicants will be offered a place on to the course.

How to Enrol:

You can enrol directly online or in person at reception.

Entry Requirements:

You do not have to have significant prior knowledge of theory or harmony as this is developed within the course.

This course is designed for advanced jazz vocalists with good pitch and rhythm to engage with the exercises and group singing aspects of the course as jazz vocal arrangements will be explored and developed within the sessions.

Maths and English Assessments

Before your tutor interview you are also requested to take an online assessment in Maths and English at the college. This will help us ensure that the course is suitable for you and that you have the right English and maths skills to enjoy the course and succeed.

To help you, have a look at these online resources before you come to college to take the assessment.

Course Content:

This is not a 'performance class' and topics you will explore include:

Familiar pieces from within the course repertoire and developing a new way of appreciating the melody and chord progression.

Review and explore the fundamentals of jazz harmony to more fully understand the tunes you sing and play.

Develop your own creative exercises for warm-ups and improvisation.

Work with rhythm to create phrases for warm-ups and improvisation.

Develop your understanding and appreciation of scat and vocalise.

Develop your understanding of charts and how to create a basic fool-proof chart in any key.

Singing in harmony within the group and exploring jazz vocal arrangements in 4 part harmony.

Additional Information:

• If you require further course information or advice & guidance that is not answered in this outline, please email

• If you would like general information about the college, for example, fees & finance, funding, term dates or opening times please email or drop in to our main reception area.

For information on course fees and how to get additional help to pay for them look at our How to Pay for Your Course section.

Bring To First Class:

Pencil, note book and stave book.

Information Advice and Guidance:

If you are looking for assistance on a new career path, course choice or looking for further opportunities then speak to our Information Advice and Guidance team.


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