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Jazz Ensemble 1
C00226

This Jazz Ensemble class will examine and develop a repertoire of standard tunes and arrangements for you to develop your performance skills and confidence within the ensemble.

This group will work at a lower intermediate level.

Course Content

Course content is focused around developing an ensemble repertoire and skills.

Topics to be explored throughout each session will vary but include:

• Instrumental Technique
• Theory
• Performance and ensemble skills
• Improvisation
• Repertoire
• Developing practice routines and strategies

Performance opportunities may include college lunchtime sessions, local venues and college concerts.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on the start date of the course.

Knowledge of jazz music theory to an intermediate level will be useful and level 1 literacy is an advantage as handouts will be distributed at different times to reinforce learning. Sight reading at an intermediate level will be required.

First Class Requirements

Instrument, notebook, pencil and music stand if you own one.

Attendance Requirements

Attendance throughout the course will help you gain maximum benefit from the course.

Assessment Methods

There is no formal assessment on this course, although you will be able to identify individual goals and later reflect on your development. Your tutor will assess your learning and progress through the practical nature of the classes.

Further Study Options

You may wish to progress to further practical jazz courses at Richmond Jazz School. For further information on these courses see the website.

Additional Information

As a result of the government’s closure of schools and colleges, some of our courses will be delivered through remote learning including video conferencing, (using Skype, Zoom, Microsoft Teams) and email contact with your tutor.

If your course is indicated as an ONLINE COURSE, you will need either a PC (with a camera and microphone), laptop, tablet, smartphone and access to the internet to be able to join the lessons. Lessons will run at the published time – so be ready and set up to join in.

We hope you will enjoy this new approach to learning – many of our learners have commented on how they are enjoying the classes and have improved their IT and digital skills in the process.

Please don't worry if some of this is new to you - you are not alone! See here for guidance on how to use our simple software. If you are experiencing any problems with connection or installing software for your online class please contact our learning resource team on lrc@rhacc.ac.uk. We are here to help you.

Performance opportunities may include college lunchtime sessions, local venues and college concerts.

If you require further course information or advice and guidance that is not answered in this outline please email art@racc.ac.uk.

If you would like general information about the college, for example, fees and finance, funding, term dates or opening times please email info@racc.ac.uk or drop in to our main reception area.