Date(s) - 01/11/2020
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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The workshop is based on the Barry Harris System of Improvisation (bebop-based) combined with guitarist Ron Jackson’s extensive experience teaching improvisation to students of all abilities. The goal of the workshop is to start improvising, using real jazz phrases (not blues phrases but bebop), on: “Jazz Blues,” “Rhythm Changes” and a jazz standard (“I’ll Remember April”). By the end of the workshop, you should be able to play jazz licks or phrases on any tune and develop confidence in this system of improvisation. Instructor will demonstrate with a jazz trio. Everyone must bring their instruments and play during the workshop. You will also have the opportunity to play with the trio and receive personal feedback. For guitarists in attendance, instructor will recommend specific ways to practice your scales and phrases on the fingerboard.
Sponsored by The Gardenia Society.