A practical 10-week online course for instrumentalists to analyse jazz standards and improvise on them.
This course is aimed at those who wish to develop their music analysis skills and improvisation techniques. Each week the tutor will take a jazz standard and a section of a solo transcription, discuss and analyse its structure and harmonic progression, looking at ways in which you can turn this into your own playing.
The course will be run via Zoom with all participants muted, allowing them to play along with the tutor. Participants will also be able to unmute at appropriate times to ask questions to help with their development.
Mondays: 19:30 – 21:00 online via Zoom
Summer Term starts Monday 26 April
Half Term break: Monday 31 May
Finishes Monday 5 July
About the tutor
Bradley Johnston graduated from the B.Mus. (Hons): Jazz, Popular and Commercial music degree programme in 2016 at Sage Gateshead with a First Class Honours classification, followed by a PGCE teaching qualification at Newcastle College in 2017. He is currently studying for a M.Mus. (Masters of Music) at Newcastle University.
In his role as featured soloist in Jambone (the Regional Youth Jazz Ensemble) he has also performed alongside numerous jazz artists from the UK, USA, Cuba and Brazil. Bradley has performed at some major jazz festivals in the UK, including: Gateshead International Jazz Festival; Manchester Jazz Festival; Isle of Skye Swing Jazz Festival; Callander Jazz Festival. He has also performed at the Parliamentary Jazz Awards, Portcullis House, London.
Bradley teaches at the prestigious Music Education Centre, Sage Gateshead (UK).
The course fee is £120 for a 10-session term. You may also pay £15 per session (minimum payment £30).
There are some half-price bursaries available for adults aged 18-25 (please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details).
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