Jazz Is Not Dead: Volume II

Jam Session Essentials

May 12 - June 11, 2022

Reserve Your Spot

A Five-Week Mandolin Workshop

with Don Julin

Learn five essential jam session favorites from the 1930's swing era that sound great on the mandolin.

It has been about a year since the first Jazz Is Not Dead mandolin workshop.
Many of you asked when I was doing another jazz workshop focused on standard swing repertoire.
I am pleased to announce that my spring 2022 workshop will be just that.
Jazz Is Not Dead: Volume II: Jam Session Essentials will feature five 1930's era swing tunes that sound great on the mandolin.
This five-week workshop will feature one swing standard per week.
Of course, we will cover the melody & chords, but the fun starts when we arrange/embellish/improvise with these tunes.
The tunes I have selected for this workshop are easy enough for intermediates to learn but offer enough complexity for the more advanced player.
A basic understanding of music theory will be helpful as we will explore scales, licks, arpeggios, and various soloing ideas.

 

The Tunes:

After You've Gone

Oh Lady Be Good

Sweet Sue

Minor Swing (two ways)

Nuages

What You Will Learn:

Melody

Chords & Rhythm Patterns

Harmonic Analysis

Improvisational Concepts

Practice Tips

 The Workshop Includes:

• Five Live 60-Minute Workshop Sessions

• Five Live 60-minute Office Hours Q&A sessions

• Unlimited Access To All Workshop Material 

• Guided Practice Videos

• PDFs with Standard Notation, Tablature, and Chord Diagrams 

• Practice Tracks

Live ZOOM Schedule:
Thursday, May 12 at 8 pm EDT
Saturday, May 15 at NOON EDT (Q&A)
Thursday, May 19 at 8 pm EDT
Saturday, May 21 at NOON EDT (Q&A)
Thursday, May 26 at 8 pm EDT
Saturday, May 28 at NOON EDT (Q&A)
Thursday, June 2 at 8 pm EDT
Saturday, June 4 at NOON EDT (Q&A)
Thursday, June 9 at 8 pm EDT
Saturday, June 11 at NOON EDT (Q&A)

Unlimited Access!

Do I need to be present at the "Live" sessions? Of course, it is best if you can, but you will be able to access this complete workshop at any time in the future. All workshop elements will be recorded and uploaded to the workshop homepage. You have unlimited access to these recordings, PDF, practice tracks, and more. So no matter your work schedule, timezone, or prior commitments, you can still have unlimited access to the entire workshop. The only part you will miss out on is the live Q&A sessions called Office Hours, but these too are recorded. 

Jazz Is Not Dead: Volume II:

Jam Session Essentials
May 12 - June 11, 2022
Cost $150

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