Crashing Cymbals (Liana)

This is a block class.

Rumor has it that there are students among us who are intrigued by the idea of jazz but have little or no experience actually listening to or playing jazz. Jazz is at the root of most of the music you listen to, and the ability to play it (even at a basic level) will make you better at almost any other form of music that you play.

Don’t believe me? Here’s a quick read on why every musician should study jazz. (It has bullet points, so you can get right to it!)

This is a class for learning about and practicing the art of jazz and improvisation. Think of it as an intro: some simple basics to get you going. From there, you’ve got to find your inspiration and work to hone your craft.

The class will include a smorgasbord of things that will give you a better understanding of jazz: some light music theory, a wee bit of jazz history, some listening, and of course, some playing.

Open to any instrument/vocals (horn players: please join us!), and you need not be an expert to partake in the fun! You will, however, need to step outside of your comfort zone, take some musical risks, and contribute to an encouraging, positive musical environment.

Note: This class is for people new to jazz. If you’ve already taken Crashing Cymbals, this isn’t for you… Come talk to me if you think you are the exception — I’ll take 1 or 2 more experienced folks who can help keep us going while being an encouraging cheerleader for those new to the art form.

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