THEORY AND COMPOSITION:
Schools colleges and universities do not teach improvisation as part
of their curriculum and as a result many musicians are taught music
through the use of notation (dots) to read, write and compose music;
however many of the great classical composers such as Beethovan, Motzart
and Tchaikovsky were avid improvisers and many of their works were realised
through improvisation just as many great jazz musician/composers.
tuition is for all instruments including vocals.
are geared towards giving the musician the ability to improvise freely
and spontaneuosly on their instrument / voice in any genre; the abiity
to improvise being an invaluable tool when composing music.
The modes of the major and minor scales and how they relate to to the
tonality of their respective harmonic progressions.
The diatonic sequence of chords relating to specific keys/modes.
The significance of arpeggios and pentatonic scales within the scales/modes
when improvising. (An optional study of some of the scales/modes inherent
in the music cultures of non western countries.)
Intervals and tonal gravity and their importance in relative pitch training.
Combining rhythmic, melodic phrasing & dynamics within the improvisation.
Pease note; The
ability to play the major scale in the most popular keys with reasonable
technique would be a minimum requirement before taking these lessons.
Music theory tuition wil be integrated within these lessons.
For more information please call 0773946306 or email