JAZZ LANGUAGE: CHORD TONES & GUIDE TONE LINES with Grace Kelly: JULY 15 (1-3 PM ET)
**This workshop is designed for intermediate players who are fluid in their major and minor scales and have some basic knowledge of jazz modes. Applicable for any instrument!
I’m so excited to dive into chord tones and guide tone lines with you! Whether you want to develop more of a jazz vocabulary, understand jazz theory a little bit better or improvise playing jazz, pop, funk music - guide tones are super key for you to learn and internalize. They are one of the most important aspects for hearing movement and tonality of chords and playing cohesive fluid improvised lines.
Improvise using Guidetones and Common Tones (30 min)
Guide tones are the olive oil to your jazz lines, the glue that allows your line to seamlessly connect from one chord to the next! In this segment you’ll learn how to identify and hear guidetones from its pertaining scale, best practices for learning a new song and how to write and improvise using a common tone line.
Listening Session & Deconstruction (30 Min)
We’ll take a listen to some of my favorite players and songs that utilize guidetone lines in different music setting sand deconstruct what they’re doing to give you a better idea of how and where to integrate your guidetones!
Compound & Restrictive Exercises: How to practice & integrate into your playing (40 min)
We’l go over some key eartraining exercises so you can start to internalize guidetones and integrate them within your lines! We’ll go over my techniques for compound exercises, restrictive practicing and “jam” practicing. You’ll learn how to play different combinations of chord tones and how to approach improvising melodically and with fluidity as you go from one chord to the next chord. We will also begin to explore adding chromatics into your playing by adding chromatic approach tones.
Q&A: Ask me anything! (20 Min)
- Each attendee can submit a video for review! I will view each submission and record a video response giving you personalized feedback to take your playing to the next level
- All attendees are invited to a post workshop guided virtual jam session where you can try out these new techniques and jam with me!
- PDF Workbook of techniques sent to you after the workshop recapping the exercises & techniques
- Guide tone Private Playlist curated by yours truly that you can use as inspiration!
The workshop is scheduled to take place at 1-3pm EST. See table below for your timezone.
|Hawaii Standard Time (HST)||7am|
|Pacific Time (PST)||11am|
|Central Time (CT)||12pm|
|Eastern Time (EST)||1pm|
|British Summer Time (BST)||6pm|
|Central European Summer Time (CEST)||7pm|
|Eastern European Summer Time (EEST)||8pm|
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I Play a Different Instrument Can I Take This Course?
Yes! The concepts in the workshop are applicable for all instruments.
Can I view the lesson content on my mobile or tablet device?
Yes! The videos can be viewed on any device as long as you are connected to the internet.
How Long Will it Take to Get Access?
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Does it matter which saxophone I play?
All saxes (and any other instruments/vocalists) are welcome 🙂 We are ASBT+ friendly.
I just started playing saxophone, can I sign up for this online workshop?
This workshop is geared towards intermediate players with knowledge of their major and minor scales and some background in jazz theory. That being said, all are of course welcome!
What if I miss the live workshop? Can I still watch it after the scheduled time?
We will provide everyone who purchases a virtual seat with a download of the video of the workshop, so you can watch it anytime after the end of the class in case you miss it, or want to re-watch it!
Where will the online workshop be held?
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