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Jazz Blues Clinic

  • Mar 1, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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Dear members of JDB2J

It is Bosco. I'm a Jazz guitarist and teach jazz guitar.

I'll present a jazz blues clinic on March 1st, 2013 at Skeeter's house from 6:30pm to 9:00pm. This clinic is mainly designed for guitarist and is instructional based. You will receive a lot of jazz materials that strengthen your guitar techniques and enrich your experiences in jamming with others.

There are two components in this clinic: (a) you receive instruction and learn how to play standard jazz and jazz blues and (b) you jam with other members. In other words, you learn jazz techniques and apply them in the jazz jam session. Although the clinic is officially ended at 9pm, if you would like to stay a little longer until 1am, please double check with Skeeter.

We will meet twice a month and learn the following topics:
1) the distinction between jazz blues and 12 bar blues
2) Jazz beat vs rock beat, (AKA swing beat vs straight beat)
3) Jazz Melodic minor scale and its application to Jazz blues
4) ways to conceptualize the guitar fretboard from the CAGED system by Joe Pass
5) Using Drop2 and Drop3 to play Chord-Melody
6) Dorian scale in 12 Bar blues.
7) how to improvise from your favorite motif
8) Chord Substitutions (e.g., use tritone to sub for A7)
9) Bebop scale and its application to jazz blues.
10) Theory of Harmonization

Please bring your acoustic guitar with you.

The cost for this clinic is $15 which includes two and a half hour jazz instruction, printed materials, and the regular $5 admission fee. The size of this clinic is limited to 8 members.

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  • Dave G.

    Great. I learned a lot, especially chord inversions and the jazz blues progression at the end.

    March 3, 2013

  • Mark S.

    Awesome but something unexpected, even with the advance promos! Skeeter's venue was great!

    March 2, 2013

  • Pat ( SKEETER) G.

    Really an interesting class for the dedicated musician. Theories about the guitar playing of Jazz & Blues style chops and patterns are unbelievable. Bosco was very knowledgeable about the task of tackling some great sounds and how to combine the fingers to the frets to make it all sound very unique and clean. Not a lot of playing at this first few meets are expected but his explanation of the theories are a must to make these efforts work.
    I would recommend this for players that are really interested in sharpening their skills and want to advance the range of knowledge. This seems to be a clinic for advanced players. ( Bring acoustics if you have them for now or until Bosco mentions to bring other guitars).
    I felt really out of place being the Dabbler that I am, But this is a great opportunity for those that want to learn at great price. Want to thank Bosco for his efforts on setting this thing up and for all of those that really want to give this a shot...Jam on class...

    March 2, 2013

    • Mark S.

      Bosco was awesome! Even though I was warned, it was a class in theory, something I have lacked contact with for many years, it was fun. Bosco made it understandable if you had some training, but even for abject beginners there was food for thought and exercise for your fingers. That future classes or jams of this sort will produce winning notes is certain if you are up to the task. A wonderful experience and especially so because fewer people showed up and Skeeter really made an extreme effort to welcome us, provide us with awesome space to play and, as usual, made us feel warm, welcome and ahppy. Thanks Skeeter and to you to Bosco! great JAAM! (PS Skeeter - I'm looking forward to the chance to lay down some tracks on Badge, next time).

      March 2, 2013

  • Jennifer G.

    Bosco, you know I'm a sax player, but this sounds great. I'd love to learn more theory. It's great we have you. I hope I can keep up!

    March 1, 2013

    • Bosco

      B-flat or e-flat sax? Just forgot

      March 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I wish I could attend this one. I just can't get out of this thing my wife wants me to do :(

    February 28, 2013

  • Mario G R.

    Sorry I had some change in plans.

    February 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm really hoping I can make it.

    February 25, 2013

  • Jeff R.

    Have to bail. Traveling for work.

    February 25, 2013

  • Hans H.

    No guest, sorry...

    February 22, 2013

  • Hans H.

    I like the agenda. Looking forward to honing some jazz chops!

    February 22, 2013

  • Mark S.

    Sounds great, I'd love to learn jazz chords for my blues progreessions!

    February 21, 2013

  • Barry

    Really would like to attend this meet up, but tied up that night.

    February 21, 2013

  • Barry

    This looks like a fabulous session - unfortunately, another commitment that night will keep me from attending. Any chance I could get a copy of what ever material is passed out? Thanks

    February 21, 2013

  • Pat ( SKEETER) G.

    Check it out;;; A new train at the station.. All Aboard !!!

    February 21, 2013

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