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Jazz Essentials

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Beyond The Note: Jazz Music Essentials – #1 Learning to Follow the Music in a Small Ensemble Context

The length of this lecture is 47 minutes. When playing music together with other musicians we must listen closely, trusting not only in the abilities of the other musicians in the group, but also in our own talents. We must learn to overcome the fear of taking chances and experiencing failure ...

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Beyond The Note: Jazz Music Essentials – #2 Listening And Communication

The length of this lecture is 40 minutes. Music is a listening art form, the construction of which is embraced and designed audibly by the musician(s) playing alone or together. What we the artist/musician receives, depends upon what we hear, and what we hear is dependent upon how well we listen ...

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Beyond The Note: Jazz Music Essentials – #3 Time

The length of this lecture is 46 minutes. Where did the sound go? In actuality, it’s in the past. We are moving through time…we have clocks that measure time for us in seconds; minutes and hours…this creates days weeks, months and years. Music is reflective of the time that we are moving through ...

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Beyond The Note: Jazz Music Essentials – #4 Patience

The length of this lecture is 45 minutes. Patience is a very important part of the jazz musician’s character as a performing artist. It is an act of calm endurance. It is that part of the artist’s strength that allows for the line being played to run its’ course until completion …

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Beyond The Note: Jazz Music Essentials – #5 Our Individual Personality

The length of this lecture is 46 minutes. Our individual unique personality, this is the single most valuable possession we have as artists. There is only one of each of us and with the reality of that truth we can begin to gain the confidence and appreciation of the great gift of creative music ...

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Beyond The Note: Jazz Music Essentials – #6 Practice Schedule and Concertration

The length of this lecture is 47 minutes. Freedom comes from discipline. Preparing a daily practice schedule for our musical needs will help to organize our thoughts and give us a clear perspective about what has to be learned ...

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Beyond The Note: Jazz Music Essentials – #7 Eliminating Fears During Performance

The length of this lecture is 42 minutes. Whenever I have asked the following question at over 300 various Music Conservatories and Universities throughout the world, almost everyone raises his or her hand. The question is; “How many of you have ever been depressed or angry and then after playing your instrument for a few minutes ...

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Beyond The Note: Jazz Music Essentials – #8 Three Multiple Daily Jazz Vitamins

The length of this lecture is 59 minutes. Listening in a special way to the 3 historic groups that represent the core of modern jazz music as we know it today ...

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Beyond The Note: Jazz Music Essentials – #9 Composition

The length of this lecture is 59 minutes. An example of David Friesen composing a piece of music for the first time on site…making decisions about the direction of the melody, rhythmic and chord options. Composing music without the obligations to please anyone but the composer ...

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Beyond The Note: Jazz Music Essentials – #10 The Music Business

The length of this lecture is 53 minutes. There are many aspects to the music business. How to start a publishing company so performance and publishing royalties may be claimed…the mechanical royalties and how to make sure you receive the money due through a collection agency ...

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Beyond The Note: Jazz Music Essentials – entire lecture series ( all 10 topics)

This lecture series has 8 hours of 10 specific topics that are explored and discussed. The primary goal of this lecture series is to help broaden the musician’s ability and vision of music in his or her own life by explaining: How to organize a practice schedule, How to participate in a small group format, Strengthening the time feel, Learning to have an understanding about purpose and commitment, Establishing confidence, Cultivating patience, Overcoming fears while playing music, How to reveal the special qualities and uniqueness of each individual student/musician through listening, what to listen for and composition.

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The Christian Musicians (lecture series)

This lecture series has 4 lectures with 10 discussed topics. The entire lecture series + bonus is 2 hours and 35 minutes total time.

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LIVE ZOOM MASTER CLASS

Jazz Composition (set of 8 lessons) | every Saturday May 8th – June 26th (4pm-6pm PST)

Hurry! ONLY 1 PLACE LEFT!!! This is a set of 8 master classes that will take place every Saturday May 8th - June 26th. The price is $400 for a series of 8 two hour lessons. On this LIVE Zoom Master Classes we will discuss: The importance of composition | Telling a story both melodically and Rhythmically | Searching for unusual cadences | Providing enough harmonic options to make good choices | Ability e to be flexible with the melody over the harmony | Creating surprises | The importance of composing the music to please yourself first | Learning to accept what you like

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LIVE ZOOM MASTER CLASS

Jazz Composition (set of 8 lessons) | every Saturday May 8th – June 26th (7am-9am PST)

Hurry! ONLY 1 PLACE LEFT!!! This is a set of 8 master classes that will take place every Saturday May 8th - June 26th. The price is $400 for a series of 8 two hour lessons. On this LIVE Zoom Master Classes we will discuss: The importance of composition | Telling a story both melodically and Rhythmically | Searching for unusual cadences | Providing enough harmonic options to make good choices | Ability e to be flexible with the melody over the harmony | Creating surprises | The importance of composing the music to please yourself first | Learning to accept what you like

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