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Opus Ensembles: Jazz Combo Edition

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Opus Music Academy

9405 36th Ave N

Suite C

New Hope, MN 55427

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This course is not a jam session​-it is an introduction to jazz and improv for musicians of any genre who have yet to learn this language!

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While this course may push your musical boundaries, it will also expand you’re reach and we support your efforts with an overall ambiance of fun and acceptance. We will be learning jazz standards as well as transforming songs from other genres, such as rock and pop, into a small group jazz setting: We will play tunes from The Real Book- let us know what instrument you are playing and we can secure a book for you-and songs selected by the Instructor. We also welcome you to bring in your own music and favorite tunes to class, regardless of genre! The session ends with the class playing a short concert.

Instrumentalists from all backgrounds, this is your chance to:

Learn how to use dynamics, rhythmic variety, and motivic development to create dramatically improved solos

Learn exercises that will make you sound like a pro

Improvise your own jazz solos

Learn how to apply scales and modes

Create your own set list to perform with your group

Develop your musicianship skills by working together as an ensemble.

Session 1: Friday evenings, July 12- August 30th

Time: 6:00-7:30pm

Ages: 15 and up, adults highly encouraged!

Minimum class size 2 Maximum class size 10

Pre-requisites: 3 years experience on your instrument, ability to read lead sheets, knowledge of key signatures.

Materials required: The Real Book, Volume 1, 6th Edition (provided as part of your tuition), students provide their own instruments. Drum set is provided.

Instructor: Peter Kramer

Need an instrument? We have you covered! Email Kathy at info@opusmusicacademy.com and she will be happy to assist you with that.

Price $250. Flexible payment options available.

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