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The blues is an American art form and the most important musical form in jazz. Although there are other formal paradigms of the blues, such as 8-bar or 16-bar, this course focuses on different incarnations of the 12-bar blues. There are considerable differences between Early Jazz blues, Swing blues, Bebop blues, Modal blues, and Post Bop blues. Each type has its unique harmonic syntax, melodic vocabulary and, associated with them, improvisational techniques. While other aspects of jazz performance practice have been constantly changing from one stylistic convention to another, the blues has never lost its identity and expressive power, and continues to exert a powerful influence on the harmonic and melodic syntax of jazz. This seven-week course explores important aspects of the blues, blues improvisation, basic keyboard textures, jazz harmonic and melodic syntax. Topics include: (1) Blues Progressions; (2) Blues and Other Scales; (3) Improvisational Tools, and others. This course will also cover valuable theoretical concepts enabling the student to master the art of jazz improvisation. Each topic will be introduced from a practical perspective with the clearly stated goal: to improve one’s improvisational skills. Jazz improvisation is rooted in spontaneity, creativity, self-expression and, at the same time, self-control and order. A unique pedagogical approach based on a one-to-one musical interaction conducted with different instrumentalists will help to reinforce many of the concepts introduced in this course and realize its stated objectives....

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Mar 04, 2017

This is very practical and useful course. I really learned something from it! I love this courser and I strongly recommend this course to everyone who is fascinated in Blues.


Sep 18, 2017

Thanks so much to all involved - I found the material to be clearly presented and rich in content. It really helped me to understand how to grow in my jazz exploration.

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автор: Alan t

Aug 10, 2016

Excellent class. Interesting, informative and with practical application. Highly recommended.

автор: Raul C

Jul 16, 2016

Excellent course. It goes deep into the core of the blues while showing tools for improvisation

автор: Johan R O

Jan 29, 2018

The course is excellent, the contents are pertinent and well developed along the 7 weeks

автор: Cristina M S

Nov 27, 2016

It's a very useful course. Really worth it!!!

My congratulations to Professor.

автор: Alexandros R

Jun 08, 2016

Excellent presentation of the theory and very nice examples and analysis.

автор: Tomas P A

Feb 11, 2018

Excellent course!!! Great teacher. A must for blues and jazz students

автор: fabian r

Jul 27, 2016

excellent! great course for undertanding the blues and its evolution!

автор: sergio v

Oct 10, 2016

Had fun taking this class and learned some new things. thank you.

автор: Robert V S

Nov 23, 2016

Fantastic material that will give me years of stuff to work on!

автор: Samanta G P

Oct 17, 2016

Thank you so much for this opportunity! Awesome experience.

автор: Germán R

Oct 05, 2016

Me encantó este curso, es formidable y con bases sólidas.

автор: saisumanth

Apr 06, 2018

professional course which useful for full time musicians

автор: Pablo S H

Aug 25, 2017

It´s great and resourceful. From basic to advance level.

автор: dragan r

Mar 22, 2018

great course,thank you darius end everyone,best regards

автор: Minerva M G

May 20, 2019

I loved it! I use it for my self and for my students.

автор: Roman

Nov 01, 2019

Excellent jazz material with excellent explanation

автор: Sakda S

Jul 12, 2018

Very Impressive course. I learn a lot from there.

автор: Kelly-Ann K

Nov 09, 2019

So much rich information and examples .

Thank you

автор: Yvan S

Oct 09, 2016

Awesome course, especially for Jazz pianists!

автор: Angelina W

Nov 25, 2016

Love the theory discussion and performances.

автор: Juanjo R C

Dec 10, 2017

buen curso, lastima no está en español 100%

автор: Ervin S

Jun 19, 2016

I've learnt a lot from this course. Thanks!

автор: Yohanes N P

Jun 29, 2017

Super great! The pace is good for beginner

автор: EDUARDO A

Jan 03, 2018

Excellent, very neat and illustrative.

автор: Marcos N d O

Apr 13, 2017

Pratical, straight foward and elusive.