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
COURSE TITLE: Jazz Guitar 2
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.
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.
Review basic chords, extension sheet, check scales
Sundown, Jazz Blues review
Review Diatonic Arpeggios, Introduce pivot arpeggio concept, Play!
Anatomy of a Jazz Line – Ornithology (Joe Pass)
Comping, rootless voicings, 2 note 3rd and 7th voicings, Play!
All The Things You Are, Key Centers, Continuous Scales, Arpeggios
Ear Training – Learn Tunes by Root Motion, Play!
Chord Melody – “how to”, Ted Greene Notation, Examples
Riffs, Incorporation, Improvisation Strategies
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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