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Opening Times:
Building

In light of the most recent Government advice, Sage Gateshead will be closed to the public until further notice.

The health and safety of audiences, musicians and staff at Sage Gateshead is our priority. Keep up to date here.

 

Saturday 21 March 2020 | 2pm - 4pm  

Jazz Improvisation Masterclass

Jamie Mckay

Part of Gateshead Jazz 2020

 

Currently not on sale.

 

Age Restrictions Apply: 18+

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As part of Gateshead Jazz 2020, Jamie Mackay will lead a masterclass looking at improvisation through the lens of jazz theory. Using chord charts/lead sheets (typically, a one-pager with ‘the head’ melody and chord symbols above), participants will focus on analysing the relationship between an improvised solo and chord changes – getting into how the harmonic language really works and what notes, scales and modes to use when reading chord charts.

Throughout the workshop you’ll explore a range of styles and leave the session with a working knowledge of chord progressions, improv techniques and musical ideas to suit each one. There will also be a chance to play together as a group and to muse on ideas and philosophies of improvisation.

This workshop is open to all levels and instruments, but most suited to those with a good knowledge of chords and/or able to sing/play melodies of jazz standards.

Please bring your instrument with you – all instruments are welcome.

Booking Information

Participants will need to bring their own instrument. All instruments are welcome.

Please email us with any questions.