Jazz Appreciation and the Art of Listening
Workshop, 6 Hrs
Royal Opera House, Mumbai in association with Avid Learning presents a day-long workshop led by Instrumentalist, Composer and Educator Dee Wood who will take music enthusiasts on a wide-ranging, insightful journey through the world of Jazz – exploring the music of great Jazz Masters, from decades gone by to the innovators of our times. This interactive workshop will introduce listeners to the music, creative processes, musicians and instruments that define important aspects of the Jazz tradition. The session also stresses on inculcating listening skills and attitudes which will take listeners to a higher level of musical awareness.
Workshop Highlights include:
- The instruments of Jazz and the Families of Musical Sounds
- The Building blocks of Music: Melody, Harmony, Rhythm, Form
- The Rhythm sections
- Anatomy of a Jazz solo
- Musical Structures: The Blues, Spirituals, Songs from the American Songbook, Modal Jazz, Free Form, other styles
- The Giants of Jazz and some historical details
- Great Jazz performances from the archives
Join us for a fascinating workshop which will deepen your understanding of the musical process and develop your ability to identify and analyze different jazz eras and great jazz artistes.