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The blues is an American art form and the most important musical form in jazz. Although there are other formal paradigms of the blues, such as 8-bar or 16-bar, this course focuses on different incarnations of the 12-bar blues. There are considerable differences between Early Jazz blues, Swing blues, Bebop blues, Modal blues, and Post Bop blues. Each type has its unique harmonic syntax, melodic vocabulary and, associated with them, improvisational techniques. While other aspects of jazz performance practice have been constantly changing from one stylistic convention to another, the blues has never lost its identity and expressive power, and continues to exert a powerful influence on the harmonic and melodic syntax of jazz. This seven-week course explores important aspects of the blues, blues improvisation, basic keyboard textures, jazz harmonic and melodic syntax. Topics include: (1) Blues Progressions; (2) Blues and Other Scales; (3) Improvisational Tools, and others. This course will also cover valuable theoretical concepts enabling the student to master the art of jazz improvisation. Each topic will be introduced from a practical perspective with the clearly stated goal: to improve one’s improvisational skills. Jazz improvisation is rooted in spontaneity, creativity, self-expression and, at the same time, self-control and order. A unique pedagogical approach based on a one-to-one musical interaction conducted with different instrumentalists will help to reinforce many of the concepts introduced in this course and realize its stated objectives....



Mar 04, 2017

This is very practical and useful course. I really learned something from it! I love this courser and I strongly recommend this course to everyone who is fascinated in Blues.


Sep 18, 2017

Thanks so much to all involved - I found the material to be clearly presented and rich in content. It really helped me to understand how to grow in my jazz exploration.


101 - The Blues: Understanding and Performing an American Art Form 的 125 個評論(共 145 個)

創建者 António F T M

Jun 26, 2017

I loved this course, a must to have!!

創建者 Xiangxin L

Jun 18, 2017

So many ideas for blues and jazz.

創建者 jason

Nov 09, 2016

Great course- thank you, Dariusz!

創建者 Isabelle K

Oct 14, 2017

Great course. Thank you so much!

創建者 Lo L K P

Apr 15, 2017

Practical and useful information

創建者 Illona M

May 31, 2016

Best course I had here so far.

創建者 Sushil M

Jan 30, 2019

Wonderful Overview of Blues.

創建者 Samuel B S S

May 29, 2016

good lecture... nice lesson

創建者 Bart S

Jul 02, 2016

great course, do it again

創建者 Antonio N

Dec 08, 2017

Thank you Mr. Terefenko!

創建者 Leslie

Mar 13, 2017

truly excellent course

創建者 Temo S

Jan 30, 2017

Altamente recomendable

創建者 Dorin D

Nov 15, 2016

Excellent! Thank you -

創建者 Numa M A V

Jan 06, 2019


創建者 Ara D

Jan 20, 2017

Excellent class !

創建者 frédéric d

Oct 11, 2016

really excellent.

創建者 Víctor M P O

Jul 08, 2019

Excelente curso

創建者 Alberto E M R

Jun 08, 2016

it´s excellent

創建者 Roberto J H

Aug 15, 2017

Great course

創建者 Maicon R H

Apr 11, 2017

Very good!!!

創建者 John R

Oct 12, 2016


創建者 Ángel L B G

Jun 26, 2016

Really good!

創建者 Carlos A F

Jul 18, 2016


創建者 Pedro B

Aug 08, 2016

Muy bueno!

創建者 Ernesto D L

Dec 03, 2016