Jazz Saxophone - Intermediate

On this exciting practical course, you will further explore all aspects of your jazz saxophone playing. You will be comfortable playing some jazz standards and wish to develop in a supportive but challenging environment at a more advanced level.

Course Content

Your course will have a practical focus and offer you opportunities to learn and further develop your jazz saxophone skills.

Topics will include:

• Examining important jazz performances, styles and jazz saxophonists
• An advanced understanding of music theory for developing ideas for improvisation
• Rhythmic skills and ideas
• Developing a personal repertoire and a constructive practice routine
• Transcription and developing aural skills
• Exploring and developing the technical aspects of piano playing

The group will regularly play within the Saturday lunchtime student jam session to practically explore the pieces you have learned as a group.

Entry Requirements

You will have experience of playing jazz saxophone in an ensemble or group, and be comfortable with the technical issues of your instrument. You will understand the practical use and application of jazz theory. Level 1 literacy is an advantage as handouts will be distributed at different times to reinforce learning.

First Class Requirements

Notebook, pencil and music stand if you own one.

Attendance Requirements

Regular attendance is required.

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.

Additional Information

If you require further course information or advice and guidance that is not answered in this outline please email

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Please note that whilst most of the classes in your course will be classroom based, the final session of the course may be in the form of a cross college jazz concert evening and so may not be on the same day and time of your course .