For students in 7th grade and up, playing at Achievement Day Level 7 and up, we offer an optional Teen Performance Group on Achievement Day
2019: BLUES IMPROVISATION WITH JOE HARKINS
This year we are excited to feature a Blues Improvisation class with pianist and educator Joseph Harkins. The blues is a rich and diverse art form steeped in improvisation and aural tradition.
This class will briefly discuss the historic roots of the blues, dissect famous jazz blues melodies, and allow students time to improvise and compose their own short blues motive.
SIGN UP: Directly in the space provided on the Achievement Day Registration Form.
LEARN the written melody notes on the handout.
LISTEN and match the rhythm on the video with the melody notes on the handout. (Don’t worry about any extra notes or chords)
The classes are organized by age level as follows:
For 7th and 8th graders:
Bags Groove Handout
For 9th and 10th graders:
STRAIGHT, NO CHASER
Straight, No Chaser Handout
For 11th and 12th graders:
Au Privave Handout