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Students will build and reinforce skills for participation and enjoyment in playing with others Listening and playing are two sides of the same process, and we'll explore some tools that can help us hear and respond when we are making music together. These tools include concepts and exercises for picking up tunes on the fly as well as for creating
Any musician who wants to understand and play jazz today has to know the language of Bebop. The style, born in the ’40s until the early ‘60s, is the root of the modern jazz language. The goal of the course is to explain the nature of this music through the analysis of compositions by major musicians of that era: Charlie Parker, Thelonius Monk,
Students will learn how to read and outline chord symbols on their instruments, with the aim of using these outlines in improvisation. Jazz Theory 101 delves into the basics of jazz harmony and theory. This class will emphasize the importance of the major scale, and how it relates to chords, melodies, and progressions found in jazz. This course is
If you are just getting started, MP 101 helps those who are new to music production understand the technical and creative process in making a beat and manipulating sounds in Ableton Suite 8. By the end of the course, each student will have produced at least one original track. You will learn:Fundamentals of Ableton Suite softwareBasic music theory
MP 303 focuses on the tremendous potential of Ableton Suite’s sound synthesis tools to add depth and color to your original production. Our Advanced Music Production course will take you far beyond the basics, helping you make sense out of synthesis. You’ll get a grasp of how to layer and combine sounds, as well as how this can work cohesively
There’s never been a better time to get your electronic music production career started with our Music Production Certification Program. You will gain a solid understanding of Ableton’s foundational elements including sampling, synthesis, sequencing, sound design, basic mixing/mastering techniques and more! The four required classes will take y
Expand your voice. This summer jazz workshop is an opportunity for vocalists to improve their skills under the guidance of a true professional.The workshop is led by the multi-talented and accomplished, Fay Victor, who focuses on topics such as vocal styling, phrasing, ear training, rhythmic diversity, improvisation, vocal health, diction and more.
In this class you will work through a variety of rhythmic principles inspired by today’s Jazz compositions and influenced by rhythmic concepts found in South Indian, North Indian and African music. We will work on accent points, groupings, mixed meter principles and polyrhythm. The main focus is to strengthen inner time by expanding your rhythmic
If you just finished MP 101, or have a basic understanding of Ableton and want to pursue music production further, MP 202 is the course for you. Get a deeper understanding of Ableton Suiteâ€™s sampling and song structure capabilities. Focusing on arrangements, this second level music production course will further develop your production
Learn the fundamentals of music - melody, harmony, bass and rhythm - will also be explored through improvisation via scales, chords, linear and harmonic sequences, song forms, meters, grooves and feels, phrasing, articulation, and much more. The Jazz Improvisation and Theory 1 workshop is open to all instrumentalists and vocalists who have the desi
Personalize your production style in MP 404. We’ll teach you to create sounds from the ground up – the only way to give your music a unique personality that stands out in a crowd. You’ll also learn some of the basic mixing and mastering functions which can utilize Ableton Suite’s internal effects processors to help give your final tracks th
This workshop is geared towards intermediate and advanced musicians looking to explore the musical compositions of the most influential musicians of the Modern Jazz repertoire. From the late ‘60s to the ‘80s, musicians such as Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, and Chick Corea dominated the jazz world with their innovative styles and
Students will learn the essence of Afro-Cuban drumming. No experience necessary. Beginner to advanced musicians will play in an ensemble setting, learning Bolero, Tumbao, Mambo, Salsa, Guaguanco and many more. Get your groove on, and learn conga drums today.
Learn how to create beats and samples on Native Instruments Maschine with legendary hip hop producer Ski Beatz (producer for Jay-Z, Talib Kweli, Mos Def, Curren$y and more)! The classes will be broken out to three 1 hour and 30 minute sessions with a very limited number of spots so enroll now. Ski Beatz’ Karate School Experience:Learn how to use
The NYJA Big Band is open to intermediate, advanced, and professional level instrumentalists who are looking to play and work in a big band setting. NYJA Big Bands are not merely reading bands. The material is rigorously and artistically rehearsed and performed throughout the year. Participants include professionals who join to keep their chop
Without the ability to put words together a language cannot be spoken. In The Jazz Improvisation and theory workshop we provides students with the vocabulary and understanding of jazz music theory that is needed to begin improvising with conviction and musicianship. Students will gain valuable experience playing with other musicians of similar leve
Jazz has no limitations, and it can’t be defined by a single artist or era. This Funk Fusion Workshop is tailored for musicians who want to explore and embrace the repertoire of the many great Funk-Fusion bands that further enriched the history of jazz in the 1970’s and 80’s.Garnering inspiration and guidance from the music of Weather Report,
Led by Doug Beavers, Grammy winner for his arranging and trombone work with Eddie Palmieri, the Latin Jazz Improvisation workshop is designed to introduce and foster the powers of Latin rhythms and clave in improvisation. Topics covered will include, but are not limited, to:Introduction and discussion of Latin rhythms, clave and their history.Impro
Improv Workshops programs bring together players of similar levels and goals, in an effort to develop as jazz improvisers while working on core repertoire in the jazz canon. Improv workshops are a low-cost and worthwhile alternative to small ensembles, and they are appropriate for any player wanting to work more intently on improv specifics includ
The class will introduce all the basics of playing ukulele - forming chord shapes, reading music, strumming, tuning and rhythm. By the end of eight weeks you'll have learned multiple songs. Instructors will give you all you need to get started. Class is for absolute beginners. You don't have to have any musical background to begin playing. Don't ha
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