About this course
This tutorial is aimed at musicians without a background in jazz
There are several ways to approach a jazz composition and this is one ‘method’ that my students have had a lot of success with at GCSE level. This tutorial is divided into clear, easy-to-follow sections, with integrated listening tasks and practical activities for you to do on your instrument.
In this course we’ll go through the exciting process of creating a jazz piece, from thinking up the first melodic idea to making a recording. I’ll compose alongside you, using the 12-bar blues chord sequence as a basis, so that you can watch and then try it for yourself.
Who is this course for?
This course is aimed at GCSE (or equivalent qualifications) students.
Learn how to:
- Improvise in a jazz style
- Compose a characteristic melody
- Develop the melody
- Create a bass riff
- Create a 12-bar chord pattern
- Structure a jazz piece
- Compose a jazz solo section
- Write an effective piano part
- Arrange your ideas for a jazz ensemble
- Make a recording of your piece