Modal Jazz: A Guide to Improvisation for All Instruments
  • Hermon Chapel Arts Centre
    Chapel Street
    Oswestry
    SY11 1LF
  • Saturday 2nd November 10:00am until 12:30pm
MODAL JAZZ is not only a great way to learn jazz improvisation but a fantastic way to learn improvisation of any kind, whether that’s in funk, blues, fusion or beyond! HOWEVER, THERE IS ONLY ONE PROBLEM: With all the information and ideas out there, including the strange names of the modes themselves, it can get quite confusing and we can easily lose the love for a solo over the complexity of theory.

MODAL JAZZ is not only a great way to learn jazz improvisation but a fantastic way to learn improvisation of any kind, whether that’s in funk, blues, fusion or beyond! HOWEVER, THERE IS ONLY ONE PROBLEM: With all the information and ideas out there, including the strange names of the modes themselves, it can get quite confusing and we can easily lose the love for a solo over the complexity of theory.

With this Modal Jazz workshop we can break down those complexities in an easy to digest manner with a practical approach in a group/band setting.

This three-part course is designed for all instruments and voice and comes with a free handy booklet for you to reference in your future practice and development. Don’t worry if you can’t make all three workshops, as there will be something for everyone in each session to take away for your journey in modal music.

SOME OF THE THINGS THAT WE WILL COVER OVER THE THREE SESSIONS INCLUDE:
- history of modal music
-  singing/hearing the modes
-  a bit of theory... 
-  developing nice soloing ideas 
-  harmony and rhythm with modal tunes 
-  learning some modal tunes by ear in a band
-  ’Hip’ ideas and secrets
 
WHO CAN ATTEND?

This course is aimed at instrumentalists and vocalists at the beginning/intermediate stage of their development. Some basic reading is helpful but not essential. The booklet will contain music in Concert, Bb, Eb and TAB for your future reference.

WHAT’S THE COST?
Each session is 2.5 hours long with a break and costs £12 for individual sessions or SAVE A LITTLE when you BOOK ALL THREE SESSIONS IN ADVANCE FOR £32!
 
Whatever option suits you best, prior booking is advisable.
 
TUTOR: Barry-Bazmatron Edwards Bmus(hons) Jazz
Barry has studied at the Birmingham Conservatoire (2002-2006) under the guidance of well-established educators and performers in their own right. Hans Koller, Dave Cliff, Phil Robson, Gene Calderazzo, Mike Williams to name just a few. He also recorded various albums with prominent improvisers on the U.K. scene such as Mark Sanders, Paul Dunmall and Philip Gibbs.

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