Workshops

These are one-day workshops in which a group of students will have the opportunity to learn a specific topic about guitar technique, Jazz arranging or improvisation.

GUITAR TECHNIQUES

by Sid Jacobs

Sid Jacobs will share the secrets of his art as a guitar player. These classes are focused for guitar players.

HARP HARMONICS:
The contributions of Lenny Breau and Ted Greene to art of solo guitar.

CHORD MELODY:
Harmonizing standard and Jazz tunes. Arranging for guitar.  The harmony of Bill Evans and Thelonious Monk.

COUNTERPOINT CONCEPTS:
Two line improvisation from J.S. Bach to Jimmy Wyble.

JAZZ ARRANGING CLASSES

Alan Copeland Workshops

Grammy Award Winner Alan Copeland will be sharing the secrets of writing arrangements in Jazz. Here are the classes we offer.

The Craft of Arranging for the Big Band Orchestra
Orchestration and Instrumentation
Vocings – Voice Leading
The Importance of a Good Countermelody Line
Writing For Strings
Learn the secrets for writing great scores for strings with great countermelody lines and voicings from one of the greatest american Jazz Arrangers.
Writing For Voices
Alan Copeland became a famous singer and a developed an original way of writing for voices. He recorded with Count Basie and The Alan Copeland Singers a great album! Learn the secrets of writing a good score for your Jazz Choir.

JAZZ IMPROVISATION

Sid Jacobs Workshops

For writing and playing jazz, you will need to use the right elements and approaches for improvisation in  the Jazz Language. All instrument players are encouraged to attend these class. Students will have the opportunity to perform with Sid Jacobs on an ensemble to develop these techniques. Watch this video for a workshop at Escuela de Musica de Buenos Aires, in Argentina.

GUIDE TONES I
For Creating Jazz Phrases. The Be-bop language

GUIDE TONES II:
Rootless voicings

POLYCHORDS AND SLASH CHORDS:
Triad pairs in improvisation. Voicing and lines.

SYMMETRICAL SCALES:
The tritone (tetratonic) scale, augmented, diminished and whole tone scales in improvisation approached from harmonic and linear perspectives.

QUARTAL HARMONY:
The modern approach to lines and voicing. Fourth chords and pentatonic scales are a big part of the language of improvisation. Examples from John Coltrane, Mcoy Tyner, Joe Diorio and Joe Henderson.

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