Jazz and popular music

Learn how to play the saxophone or join our a capella course. Choose from a variety of different jazz and popular courses at a time that suits you.
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  1. Folk and pop guitar 2: module 1

    Folk and pop guitar 2: module 1

    Course Date: Tue 18 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you can play a wide range of chord shapes, in time, and can follow chord symbols, this second year of study will develop your ability to play the acoustic instrument. Improve your musicianship and expand your repertoire.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  2. Build a cappella

    Course Date: Wed 19 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This established ensemble sings original arrangements of jazz and popular songs, and performs frequently. Develop your ear, timing, intonation, memory, performance skills and team work. New members with strong voices, good music reading and aural skills are welcome. Contact the Music Department to enquire about availability of places and to arrange an audition.
    Full fee: £489.00
    Senior fee: £489.00
    Concession: £298.00

  3. Ukulele: beginners

    Course Date: Wed 19 Sep 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and learn the chords, strumming techniques and tuning that will enable you to play the ukulele. Learn whole songs by the end of the course. Ukuleles provided for the sessions to start the course if you do not (yet) have your own.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £73.00

  4. Jazz harmony and ear training 1

    Course Date: Sat 22 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    With guided listening to music forms, and singing, you will study time, form, root movement and harmonic progression, chord types, intervals, scales and modes. Learn transcribed solos and participate in playing sessions. For players with a working knowledge of basic harmony and instrumental proficiency beyond grade 5. Assessment for entry to this course will be held on Saturday 8th September at 11am. Please contact [email protected] to register your interest.
    Full fee: £379.00
    Senior fee: £379.00
    Concession: £231.00

  5. Saxophone 2: module 1

    Course Date: Sat 22 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For sax players with a year's experience, who read music, and have some experience of performing. Develop your tone, technique, reading and musicianship, playing popular styles and jazz, with some improvisation. Continues to module 2 next term.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  6. Saxophone 4: module 1

    Course Date: Sat 22 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you're an experienced saxophone player, come and extend your technique, musicianship and performance skills in this advanced workshop. The emphasis will be on ensemble playing, jazz style and improvisation. Continues to module 2 next term.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  7. Folk and pop guitar 3: module 1

    Course Date: Sat 22 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you're an experienced player, come and develop your rhythmic playing and your interpretation of chord charts using bar chords, mobile scales, bass lines and melody work. Vast and varied repertoire. Playing techniques can apply to acoustic and electric guitars.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  8. Saxophone 3: module 1

    Course Date: Sat 22 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ideal if you are at intermediate level, can read and improvise, and have some experience of performing. Repertoire will be pop and jazz. Technical work on the instrument will be combined with ensemble playing, solo playing, improvisation and musicianship skills. Continues to module 2 next term.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  9. Latin percussion ensemble

    Course Date: Sat 22 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This repertoire class for experienced players is devoted to the consolidation of rhythm, playing technique, and performance. tutor : Mike Bennett.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  10. Jazz harmony 2 and ensembles

    Course Date: Sat 22 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you already play jazz and can recognise intervals and diatonic seventh chords in sequence, come and develop your aural, harmonic and rhythmic sense through the study of jazz standards, improvisation and transcribed solos. Every session involves playing as an ensemble. Next auditions on Saturday 8th September at 11am. Contact [email protected] to register interest.
    Full fee: £499.00
    Senior fee: £499.00
    Concession: £304.00

  11. Build Big Band 2

    Course Date: Sat 22 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An ensemble for proficient jazz players to improve and maintain sight reading and section work, playing music from the classic era of Big Bands and contemporary and original arrangements. Gigs will be arranged. Contact the Music Department to enquire about availability of places for your instrument and to arrange your audition.
    Full fee: £489.00
    Senior fee: £489.00
    Concession: £298.00

  12. Folk and pop guitar 1: module 1

    Folk and pop guitar 1: module 1

    Course Date: Sat 22 Sep 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn about tuning your instrument, strumming and picking, simple chords for pop songs, scales and chord symbols on this beginner's course. Please bring an acoustic guitar. Continues to module 2 next term.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  13. Jazz guitar 1

    Course Date: Sat 22 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to the jazz style and repertoire, chord/scale vocabulary, jazz harmony, time feels, accompanying and improvisation. Ideal if you have established guitar technique and are new to jazz.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00

  14. Drumming 1

    Drumming 1

    Course Date: Sat 22 Sep 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you're a beginner, come and learn the practical skills you need to play drumkit in contemporary music, including stick technique, four-way coordination, listening and music reading. You will play acoustic and practice kits in class. Please bring your own sticks.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  15. Build Big Band 1

    Course Date: Sat 22 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you have several years' playing experience, apply for our jazz Big Band. An excellent way to practise sight reading and ensemble playing. Includes rhythm section, trumpets, trombones and saxophones. Contact the Music Department to enquire about availability of places for your instrument and to arrange your audition.
    Full fee: £489.00
    Senior fee: £489.00
    Concession: £298.00

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