The course aims to teach the modes of the major and harmonic minor scales and how they apply to improvising over jazz standards.
Part of each class is devoted to improvising over easy standards and jazz tunes such as "Autumn Leaves," "Black Orpheus" and "Blue Monk."
Basic instrumental proficiency and chord-reading skills required. Bassists, guitarists and pianists should be able to read chord symbols at a minimum and others should be decent readers.
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Introduction to Jazz Improvisation
First Session: Wed, Sep 30, 2015, 7 pm - 8 pm
Ed MacEachen is a jazz guitarist who got his professional start in 1977 in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio where he studied with Bill D'Arrango (sideman with Ben Webster and Dizzy Gillespie). Ed moved to New York in 1984 where he has worked in the bands of Jack McDuff, Chico Hamilton and Erestine Anderson among many others. He currently lives and performs in the New York City area and can be heard on Eliot Zigmund's Starlight on Jazz Today Records and Bill Mobley's Singularity on Space Time Records along with others. Ed teaches at both 92nd Street Y (since 1996) and in the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music program (since 1989).
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Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd St
Room: S272, 2nd Fl, S Bldg
Price: from $475.00
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