Advanced Jazz Guitar course

JazzGuitarFive two-hour sessions January – March 2018* (Tuesdays 5-7pm) at the Globe. The next course starts on Tuesday 16 January 2018. 

(* This coming term it is not every fortnight. The dates are 16 Jan, 30 Jan (then 3 week gap), 20 Feb, 6 March, 20 March.)

The tutor is James Birkett, a very experienced jazz educator who has taught and inspired many fine Tyneside guitarists.

These sessions are aimed at guitarists who have established a reasonable level of facility. Topics covered will include:

  • Technique
  • How to practice
  • The structure concept
  • The interpretation of chord symbols
  • Harmonic analysis and substitution
  • Comping
  • Improvisation

Participants will be expected to attend all five sessions and to undertake follow-up work between each session (hence the fortnightly date schedule).

Electric guitarists will need to bring an amp.

The standard course fee is £75, and there is a discounted rate of £65 for Jazz.Coop members. If you cannot attend all five sessions you can pay £17 per session.

To book
Places are limited so please book now.
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