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Monday, January 28, 2008

Jeremy Powell Jazz Workshop at Musicology

Published by Rich Van Voorst at 5:09 AM

Jeremy Powell, of Mayhem Productions, will be giving an eight week, in depth workshop jazz improvisational, jazz history, theory, and harmony, hosted by Musicology in Clearwater, starting Saturday Feb.9th from 2:30-3:30 and continuing through March 29. The workshop is geared towards the musician who wants to break out of the pentatonic scale and learn how to improvise over chord changes. This eight-week course will cover and break down the many different aspects of basic improvisation: chord tones, chord scales, guide-tone lines, modes etc., and analyze those aspects, helping students to improve on them regardless different skill levels. During the eight classes essential elements of jazz theory and song forms will be taught and, from the blues, to modal, rhythm changes, and other jazz song forms. By the end of the eight week session all of the students will have a better understanding of how to improvise as well as a priceless new confidence at soloing on there respective instrument.


Schedule:
Sat. 2/9/08 (1st class)- The Blues
An in-depth look at the blues and how to get more out of it.

Sat. 2/16/08 (2nd class)- Minor Blues
Why make the blues minor and what possibilities can this open up in our playing.

Sat. 2/23/08 (3rd class)- Modal songs
A look into the impact that “so what” had on jazz, the new style that followed, and how this style can help us improve our improv. chops.

Sat. 3/1/08 (4th class)- 6/8 or 3/4 anyone?
With a focus on songs in 3 and 6, we’ll look at how to improve our playing in 3, and why it’s so much easier than 4.

Sat. 3/8/08 (5th class)- “Boring” Ballads
We’ll focus on how to make your playing in this style more interesting and easy.

Sat. 3/15/08 (6th class)- 32 bar forms
We’ll take an in-depth look at this common song form and how to make it work for us, not the other way around.

Sat. 3/22/08 (7th class)- rhythm changes
We’ll analyze this song style’s hidden formula and simplify it... beacuse it should be simple.

Sat. 3/29/08 (8th class)- wrap-up/play
Since this will be the last class of the workshop we will review, answer any unanswered questions or concerns and of course, play!

Who: All instrumentalists and vocalists are welcome!
Where: Musicology 2576 Sunset Pt. Rd. Clearwater, FL 33765
Phone: (727) 723-1000
When: Saturdays from Feb.9th through March 29 from 2:30-3:30pm
Level: beginning to intermediate instrumentalists (some basic note and sight-reading knowledge is preferable).
Cost: Each of the 8 workshops is only $25 per person.

To reserve your spot in any of these classes or if you have any questions about this workshop please call Musicology at 727.723.1000 or e-mail Jeremy Powell at logan@mayhemproductions.us and notify them of which class(es) you will be attending. Each class is only $25.

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Jeremy Powell Jazz Workshop at Musicology

Jeremy Powell, of Mayhem Productions, will be giving an eight week, in depth workshop jazz improvisational, jazz history, theory, and harmony, hosted by Musicology in Clearwater, starting Saturday Feb.9th from 2:30-3:30 and continuing through March 29. The workshop is geared towards the musician who wants to break out of the pentatonic scale and learn how to improvise over chord changes. This eight-week course will cover and break down the many different aspects of basic improvisation: chord tones, chord scales, guide-tone lines, modes etc., and analyze those aspects, helping students to improve on them regardless different skill levels. During the eight classes essential elements of jazz theory and song forms will be taught and, from the blues, to modal, rhythm changes, and other jazz song forms. By the end of the eight week session all of the students will have a better understanding of how to improvise as well as a priceless new confidence at soloing on there respective instrument.


Schedule:
Sat. 2/9/08 (1st class)- The Blues
An in-depth look at the blues and how to get more out of it.

Sat. 2/16/08 (2nd class)- Minor Blues
Why make the blues minor and what possibilities can this open up in our playing.

Sat. 2/23/08 (3rd class)- Modal songs
A look into the impact that “so what” had on jazz, the new style that followed, and how this style can help us improve our improv. chops.

Sat. 3/1/08 (4th class)- 6/8 or 3/4 anyone?
With a focus on songs in 3 and 6, we’ll look at how to improve our playing in 3, and why it’s so much easier than 4.

Sat. 3/8/08 (5th class)- “Boring” Ballads
We’ll focus on how to make your playing in this style more interesting and easy.

Sat. 3/15/08 (6th class)- 32 bar forms
We’ll take an in-depth look at this common song form and how to make it work for us, not the other way around.

Sat. 3/22/08 (7th class)- rhythm changes
We’ll analyze this song style’s hidden formula and simplify it... beacuse it should be simple.

Sat. 3/29/08 (8th class)- wrap-up/play
Since this will be the last class of the workshop we will review, answer any unanswered questions or concerns and of course, play!

Who: All instrumentalists and vocalists are welcome!
Where: Musicology 2576 Sunset Pt. Rd. Clearwater, FL 33765
Phone: (727) 723-1000
When: Saturdays from Feb.9th through March 29 from 2:30-3:30pm
Level: beginning to intermediate instrumentalists (some basic note and sight-reading knowledge is preferable).
Cost: Each of the 8 workshops is only $25 per person.

To reserve your spot in any of these classes or if you have any questions about this workshop please call Musicology at 727.723.1000 or e-mail Jeremy Powell at logan@mayhemproductions.us and notify them of which class(es) you will be attending. Each class is only $25.

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