Jazz Weekender – Worcester


2-day Non Residential (Age 10+/adult)
Elgar School of Music


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22-23 Apr"JAZZ AND THE BLUES" BEGINNER / INTERMEDIATE

These courses are aimed at musicians of all ages and will also suit those who find it difficult to attend our courses that include weekdays. The courses are themed focusing on a particular jazz style or playing the music of a well-known jazz artist.

This course explores the strong links between Jazz and The Blues. How can I use a blues approach within a jazz tune? What jazz techniques can I bring to a Blues? Is there more to a Blues than playing the blues scale? (PS. Answer oh yes!) Playing tunes such as Mercy Mercy Mercy, Angel Eyes, and a variety of 12-bar blues, your improvising skills will be enhanced and invigorated

The Elgar School of Music in the heart of Worcester is housed in specially adapted buildings, which provide an attractive and well-equipped facility including ensemble spaces and a wonderful recital room. The school is next to the Huntingdon Hall and together they create a vibrant artistic life in the city centre. Worcester also boasts one of the finest cathedrals in the UK next to the picturesque river Severn. Alongside it’s historical assets the city has a compact yet cosmopolitan feel to it.

The Jazz Weekender course level may change according to the course content. Please refer to the course outline information found on our website or in the current brochure and ensure you have the required skill level. An explanation of skill levels can be found by clicking on Choose Level in the box on the right. Alternatively please call Jazz Course UK direct.

Courses run from 10-4pm each day

"I had a great time and learned a lot as well!"
- Malcolm Talbot (trombone)


Students on this 2-day course will gain experience in:
  • Improvisation skills
  • Ensemble Playing
  • Stylistic skills
  • Simple Arranging
  • Jazz harmony
  • Chord scales & modes
  • Time-feels
  • Interaction skills
  • Performance-related skills
  • Personal development



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