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Jazz Guitar 2

jeff-massanari

Overview

In this fun and fast-paced continuation of the concepts explored in Jazz Guitar 1, you’ll dive into more complex harmonic and melodic concepts, scales and chord voicings, with lots of hands-on playing time and personal guidance for everyone. This course is designed for guitarists with some jazz playing experience looking to take their playing to the next level.

Prerequisites: Jazz Guitar 1 or equivalent; knowledge of scale and chord theory and some familiarity with jazz repertoire.

Wednesdays 8:15 – 9:45 pm
1/9 – 3/13 (10 weeks)
Jeff Massanari • $415

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DEPARTMENT: Guitar

COURSE TITLE: Jazz Guitar 2

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

In this fun and fast-paced continuation of the concepts explored in Jazz Guitar 1, you’ll dive into more complex harmonic and melodic concepts, scales and chord voicings, with lots of hands-on playing time and personal guidance for everyone. This course is designed for guitarists with some jazz playing experience looking to take their playing to the next level.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

At the end of this course students should be able to solo/comp over more advanced jazz pieces than covered in Jazz Guitar I and should be developing more mastery of both guitar technique and overall theory.

COURSE PREREQUISITES:

Prerequisites: Jazz Guitar 1 or equivalent, knowledge of scale and chord theory and some familiarity with jazz repertoire.

REQUIRED READING/MATERIALS: Required text: None. Materials provided by instructor.

COURSE OUTLINE:

Week 1

Review basic chords, extension sheet, check scales

Week 2

Sundown, Jazz Blues review

Week 3

Review Diatonic Arpeggios, Introduce pivot arpeggio concept, Play!

Week 4

Anatomy of a Jazz Line – Ornithology (Joe Pass)

Week 5

Comping, rootless voicings, 2 note 3rd and 7th voicings, Play!

Week 6

All The Things You Are, Key Centers, Continuous Scales, Arpeggios

Week 7

Ear Training – Learn Tunes by Root Motion, Play!

Week 8

Chord Melody – “how to”, Ted Greene Notation, Examples

Week 9

Riffs, Incorporation, Improvisation Strategies

Week 10

Review, questions, Play all tunes

Jeff Massanari (guitar)

Four years performance and composition coursework at Berklee College of Music. Performed with Mark In-ouye and the San Francisco Symphony, Kenny Washington, Pamela Rose, Wally Schnalle, Mary Wilson, Keely Smith, Kim Nalley and Denise Perrier. Appeared at the Umbria Jazz Festival, Beijing Conservatory, Davies Symphony Hall, Stern Grove, SFJAZZ Center, Yoshi’s, Monterey Jazz Festival, San Jose Jazz Festival and Theatre Works. Taught at UC Berkeley, Redwood High, Bruce Forman’s Jazzmaster series, Jazz Camp West and Blue Bear School of Music.

 

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