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Blues Piano – Improv for All Levels


Overview

This hands-on course guides students at all levels of experience in developing their blues piano improv skills. Fill your toolkit with lots of fun and easy-to-grasp techniques while developing your own improvisational voice. Discover the magic of some classic solos and gain chops and confidence through weekly playing time together in class. Materials provided by instructor. Prerequisites: None, although familiarity with major, minor, and dominant 7th chords and basic keyboard and music reading skills are helpful.

Registration

Tuesdays 6:30 – 8 pm
4/4 – 6/6 (10 weeks)
Jennifer Jolly • $395

 

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DEPARTMENT: Piano

COURSE TITLE: Blues Piano – Improv for All

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This hands-on course guides students at all levels of experience in developing their blues piano improv skills. Fill your toolkit with lots of fun and easy-to-grasp techniques while developing your own improvisational voice. Discover the magic of some classic solos and gain chops and confidence through weekly playing time together in class. Materials provided by instructor. Prerequisites: None, although familiarity with major, minor, and dominant 7th chords and basic keyboard and music reading skills are helpful.

 

Jennifer Jolly (piano, keyboards)

Performer, educator, choral/musical theater accompanist. Specialist in American roots styles (New Orleans & Louisiana, blues, boogie-woogie, country), funk, R&B, and Caribbean and African music. Currently performing with Kotoja, Zulu Spear, Big B & His Snakeoil Saviors, The Jolly Gibsons, and several other Bay Area groups. Frequent guest performer with Tom Rigney & Flambeau. Previous performance credits include Phil Lesh (Grateful Dead), Barbara Dane, Hot Links. Faculty instructor at Cazadero Family Camp since 1999. B.A., UC Berkeley.

 

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