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Do you play an instrument? Would you or your child age 8+ like to join a jazz band where you: a) play great music? b) learn how to improvise? c) learn the ways of jazz? d) play with other like-minded, enthusiastic and talented musicians? e) progress through a program with one of the best track […]

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Tunes for beginning improvisers

By Saul Richardson, Principal & co-founder at Jazz Workshop Australia.   Here is a selection of jazz tunes that are good for beginning improvisers using a Key Center approach. Using a key center approach, the soloist selects one scale or pattern that works well against all the chords in a tune, or in a section of a […]

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Jazz Improvisation: What matters most?

By Saul Richardson, Principal at Jazz Workshop Australia. What is most important? Sound, rhythm and style are the first things listeners perceive when they hear jazz. These are the things that make jazz what it is. The notes and everything else are just optional. Free players play any notes they like, but are still recognisably […]

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