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Beginning Vocal Improvisation

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Learn the basics of vocal jazz improvisation starting with the 12 bar blues and other song forms as time permits. Warm up exercises focusing on vocal production and healthy singing will also address jazz harmony through the singing of essential scales and chords. We’ll practice “scat singing” while learning bebop songs, and learn to create solos and “trade fours” through the development of ideas and motifs. Students will work on improvising together and individually in class. During the final class, we’ll also work on interacting with a live accompanist. Open to all.

Tue, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
August 2 – 16 (3 weeks)
Carl Oser • $240

 


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