Whether you have already attended some of Portland's various Gypsy Jazz Jams or would like to in the future, this class will prepare/aid you in many ways.
Tracy Kim has hosted the Gypsy Jazz Jam Workshop for over 7 years. Also, he hosts a bi-weekly Gypsy Jazz Jam at Raven and Rose for his students(former and prior).
In this class, Tracy gives insight on the following topics:
-Jam session etiquette
-Core repertoire for Gypsy Jazz
-Following and understanding song forms(how not to get lost!)
-Trading licks, twos, fours, eights.
-Building lick repertoire and some easy soloing tricks and concepts written in Tracy's various etudes(will be passed out in class)
-Learn common song forms and progressions and how they can applied to countless other tunes!
-How to sight read charts(learn to analyze quickly and simplify/memorize tunes)
-Techniques on learning melodies
The songs chosen for the class are popular at jam session
Sweet Georgia Brown
After You've Gone
I'll See You in My Dreams
All of Me
Exactly Like You
I Can't Give You Anything But Love
Lady Be Good
Blues for Ike
This will be a fun class! Great to bring a buddy or to meet new folks to jam on Gypsy Jazz!