Monday: Style and Improv Pt. 1

  1. Introductions

  2. Course Overview

  3. Getting Students Hooked on Jazz

  4. Active Listening

  5. DRILLS

  6. It Could Happen To You Etude By Ear

  7. Jazz Style

  8. Twisted C  Twisted Bb

  9. Blues Call and Repeat

  10. Essential Music Theory: Major Scales and 7th Chords

  11. I IV V Blues: Roots, Thirds, Sevenths

  12. Ornamenting Target Tones

  13. Lap Drumming: Rock

Bridge Groups

Dirty Loops // Snarky Puppy // Trombone Shorty // Moon Hooch // Too Many Zoos // Scary Pockets // Vulfpeck // Jacob Collier // Punch Brothers // Derek Brown // The Bad Plus // Robert Glasper

Wednesday: The Rhythm Section

Soundtrap

  1. Have You Met Ms. Jones Etude By Ear

  2. Soundtrap presentation: Meredith Allen

  3. Key drums on Soundtrap

Drums

  1. Lap drumming

  2. Fills

  3. Brushes

  4. Groove Library

Piano

  1. Shell Voicings

  2. Triad superimpositions

  3. Seventh chord superimpositions

  4. Chord scale playing

Bass

  1. Latin R and 5

  2. 2 feel

  3. Four rules of walking bass line

  4. Apply over tunes on primary instrument

Guitar

  1. Notes on the low E and A string

  2. Freddie Green chords

  3. Triads

  4. Drop 2 voicings

Guided Transcription

  1. Choose one

  2. Start transcribing

 

Thursday: Repertoire, Instrumentation, and Rehearsal Strategies

  1. Scale Degree Study

  2. Riff Blues

  3. Singing a solo

  4. Call and response with yourself

  5. Read through melodies straight

  6. Read through melodies with swing style

  7. Review bebop ornamentation

  8. Practice the melody with bebop ornamentation or write it out

  9. Review chord voicing stuff with paper pianos

  10. Real Easy Book

  11. Mantooth Combo Charts

  12. How to do a quick arrangement

  13. Pick a performance tune for tomorrow

  14. Arrange and workout solos

  15. Rehearsal strategy/reg group chat

  16. big band chart and read through

  17. Guided Transcriptions

 

 

Friday: Transcription, Lesson Planning, Rep

  1. Blues Jam Session

  2. Solar Follow up. Where are you on the Continuum? (Surviving vs. Creating)

    1. Modal

    2. Chord Tone

    3. Language

  3. Continue to Work on Transcription

  4. Repertoire Talk

  5. Culminating Activity

    1. Pick a chart, tune, or arrangement

    2. Create a Lesson plan for your group (Style , Improv, Rhythm Section )

    3. Choose Where you are in the learning process.

  6. Lunch

  7. Present your Transcription

  8. Continued work on your final activity

  9. Present your final activity

  10. The rest of the shed