Jewel & Esk Valley College 16+/Adult Residential

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This course is aimed at guitarists, pianists, bassists, drummer/percussionists. Prior improvisation experience is essential.

Rhythm players can ‘bolt on’ a 1-day additional course designed especially to help with all aspects of playing in a rhythm section including comping, voicings, time-feel, improvisation, interactive skills and so on. Our expert tutors will be on board and you can enjoy the same great facilities at the Jewel & Esk College including on-site accommodation, cafeteria, evening jam sessions and so on. Learning through a combination of instrument group classes and combined rhythm section workshops, the course is open to pianists, guitarists, bassists, drummer/percussionists. Whilst we anticipate that most students will opt to add this course to the main 6-day jazz school, it is also possible to attend the course separately. Tutor details published on our website.

The course runs from 10-4.30pm on the Sunday preceding the main 6-day course.

"I would definitely recommend the course to others"
- Andy Spiers - drums

Students on this 1-day course will gain experience in:
  • Group masterclass
  • Instrument class
  • Time-feel
  • Comping
  • Voicings (piano/guitar)
  • Bass lines
  • Drum patterns
  • Locking into a groove
  • Trading 4’s, 8’s etc.
  • Cues and communication
  • Personal development
  • And more!

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