Updated: Jul 7, 2020
JazzImprov.org is a new resource dedicated to helping students learn, and for directors to utilize ready-to-go resources for helping students improve. Our resources take a deeper dive into providing the information beyond a lead sheet and simple chord voicing. All of our lessons are constructed around knowledge we consider to be fundamental, intermediate, and advanced allowing all students to access differentiated instruction that will provide endless growth. This July we are also offering some live sessions and clinics with some amazing musicians! (Info below)
Resources are delivered in several ways: PDFs, Podcasts, Instructional Videos, and more via a learning management system. Users can also subscribe to our email list for free weekly tips.
We are also proud to use custom-made play-a-longs that are accompanied by instructional videos where the rhythm section players and improvisers receive a first-hand account from the actual performing musicians on how to apply improvisation and rhythm section skills.
For example, below is a small snippet of what a pianist might get when watching a video play-along followed by a short lesson from the pianist who played it.
If you are a student or director and have not yet signed up for our "Virtually Free" workshop in July, we welcome you to do so at http://JazzImprov.org/courses
Below is a snapshot of our July Workshop! Please don't hesitate to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you might have.
JazzImprov.org is launching it’s “Virtually Free” Jazz Improv Workshop - July 6 - 31 - a pay what you want (or free) summer resource. Here is a little more info:
Special Guest Clinicians: Marcus Printup, Friday July 10 12pm PT Danny Janklow, Saxophone, Friday July 17 11am PT Tony Austin, Drums, Friday July 24 11am PT Bob Hackett, Guest Director, July 31 11am PT
Weekly Monday Zoom sessions from 11am-12pm PT with JazzImprov.org’s director, Chad Bloom
Weekly asynchronous Jazz Improv Video Lessons focusing on fundamental, intermediate and advanced improv skills that can be applied to our instructional video play-a-longs. Students can work at their own pace supported with worksheets/pdfs.
Custom made Instructional Video Play-A-Longs for horn players and muted versions for rhythm section players. Together we will have over 16 video lessons for rhythm section addressing over 30 techniques. Great for horn players who might also want to learn basic piano/guitar voicing or drum technique. Featuring:
Henry Beal, Bassist/Composer https://www.henrybeal.com/
Gary Fukushima, Piano, Cal State Northridge Jazz https://www.garyfukushima.com/ Adam Hersh, Piano http://www.adamhershmusic.com/bio Marcel Camargo, Guitar (Michael Bublé & Gretchen Parlato) http://www.marcelcamargo.com/ Shane Savala, Guitar https://www.shanesavala.com/ Tony Austin, Drums (Drummer for the Kamasi Washington Experience)