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Creative improv & practice 10th feb

We will be looking at creative long lines outlining chord changes this week! Please bring pen, paper and your instrument. Sunny side will be used as the vehicle to work on and can be used on any jazz standard. Chord … Continue reading

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Creative Improv & Practise, 3/2/21

Hi jazzers,   Thanks to those who attended last week and thank you for your kind emails regarding how the class helped to structure and put a creative spark into your practice whilst learning how to create authentic sounding jazz … Continue reading

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7 scale shapes, Sussex Jazz Guitar School

In our quest for mastery over the fingerboard and to be able to create long, flowing jazz lines flowing between shapes so we are not stuck in position, here is a diagram of all the 7 scale shapes I use. … Continue reading

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Creative Practising & improvisation for all instruments

Wednesday 27th Jan, 6.30pm TIL 7.30pm Hi there! I’ll be showing you a variety of improvisation approaches and how to practise them effectively to ensure maximum learning, getting out of any practise ruts. Musicians can work at their own level … Continue reading

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15th Oct, Sussex Jazz Guitar School

Triad pairs, outside and scale notes, creating sequences and melodies We will focus this week’s class on flying around the fretboard using triad pairs as a basis for improvising and coming up with many interesting ways to combine these together … Continue reading

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