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I've been co- teaching a jazz workshop in Vacaville for the last few months. Its been easy because the rhythm section is always there and I have a guitar and bass teacher to lean on. But we were looking for ways to offer our church hall to the community with out reach so I mentioned that I'd like to teach Jazz Improv. I guess I'll outline a course along the lines of how I'd teach privately and just do more printed matierial. I'll have to use a play along series since I don't know who'll show up intially for the class. ( I'd like it to be ongoing) Ideas appreciated. K
 

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I am starting a similar thing at the local Arts Center. For now a 6 session gig. I am going to go over blues and a few standards, I am not expecting a fast paced learning on it so I think a few play along tracks will be all that is necessary.
 

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Get a good printer. Buy printer cartridges in bulk, and welcome to my world. Todays special....we're running late and we have....(drum roll)...a printer jam!!!

Never, ever, think to yourself, "I'll just print off those charts whilst I'm getting ready, packing the car,etc." It always, and I mean always, bites you in the ***.

Carry some spare reeds and neckstraps, ligs, etc.

Throw together an emergency repair kit.

Make sure the coffee machine works.

Always carry the strongest non prescription pain reliever you can buy.

Good luck bud, you're a great teacher, you'll do fine!!!
 

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Dog Pants said:
Get a good printer. Buy printer cartridges in bulk, and welcome to my world. Todays special....we're running late and we have....(drum roll)...a printer jam!!!

Never, ever, think to yourself, "I'll just print off those charts whilst I'm getting ready, packing the car,etc." It always, and I mean always, bites you in the ***.

Carry some spare reeds and neckstraps, ligs, etc.

Throw together an emergency repair kit.

Make sure the coffee machine works.

Always carry the strongest non prescription pain reliever you can buy.

Good luck bud, you're a great teacher, you'll do fine!!!
At least it's not like the bad-old-days where you had to write them out by hand!
 

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At least it's not like the bad-old-days where you had to write them out by hand!
Ya know Hak, you're absolutely right. Nowadays, I just have to wrestle with "Sibelius." Sometimes I think that witing the lessons out by hand was easier. :D
 

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I think I'll have to make sure theres an amp there for all the guitarists that seem to outnumber us 4 to one. K
 

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Teaching ear training & improv

Hello Keith, I've been teaching ear training & improv for years to individuals & groups. Obviously, individual lessons are easier than group classes, but a group can work. There are as many teaching techniques as there are teacher/student combos, but i did publish the time-honored ear training method from the Westlake Jazz School http://craigbuhler.com/2007/07/05/can-you-learn-to-play-by-ear/ as well as a progressive jazz etude collection which helps develop improv flow http://craigbuhler.com/buy-my-cds/craig-buhler-keys-to-music/
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