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Sobre o curso

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....

Melhores avaliações


27 de jul de 2020

Very good and enjoyable mix of practice and theory - from basics to more advanced with good explanations throughout. I just wish I was a better piano player to be able to take full advantage of it!


7 de out de 2016

Such a great course! Even though I am a bass player this course has made me understand patterns and ways in which the Blues can be taken to. Thank you very much for such an amazing experience.

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126 — 150 de 225 Avaliações para o The Blues: Understanding and Performing an American Art Form

por george s

8 de abr de 2020

excellent course!helps a lot in improvisation and makes you think more musical!

por Andrie S Y

27 de abr de 2020

It is great class, the best class in jazz improvisation. I really learn a lot.

por Cristina M S

27 de nov de 2016

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

My congratulations to Professor.

por Alexandros R

8 de jun de 2016

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

por Tomas P A

10 de fev de 2018

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

por fabian r

27 de jul de 2016

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

por Freshdi L

17 de ago de 2020

very detailed and comprehensive, especially beneficial for pianist

por nino p

18 de jun de 2020

very well explained, clearly illustrated with instructive examples

por sergio v

10 de out de 2016

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

por Robert V S

23 de nov de 2016

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

por Lukas L

11 de jun de 2020

Great content! A lot of compositional inspiration! Thank you.

por Samanta G P

17 de out de 2016

Thank you so much for this opportunity! Awesome experience.

por Denis A D

22 de mar de 2021

Magnifico !!!

Very well structured courses

Thank you for all

por Viet T L

20 de mai de 2021

thank you so much for offering this amazing free course!

por Germán R

5 de out de 2016

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

por saisumanth

6 de abr de 2018

professional course which useful for full time musicians

por Pablo S H

25 de ago de 2017

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

por dragan r

22 de mar de 2018

great course,thank you darius end everyone,best regards

por Minerva M G

20 de mai de 2019

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

por Leo M E E

11 de mai de 2021

It was a very difficult course but worth the effort!

por Julie N

21 de jul de 2020

I learned a lot. I can write my own contrafacts now.

por Cristina R

23 de nov de 2020

Great course! There is so much interesting content

por Roman

1 de nov de 2019

Excellent jazz material with excellent explanation

por Miguel A O C

10 de mar de 2020

Excelente Curso, muy preciso en sus definiciones.

por Sakda S

12 de jul de 2018

Very Impressive course. I learn a lot from there.