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HMW 2024 – Tian Long Li – Jazz Chromonica Mastery


HMW 2024 – Tian Long Li – Jazz Chromonica Mastery
30.10.2024 – 02.11.2024

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Jazz Chromatic Harmonica Mastery w. Tian Long Li

Target Audience: This workshop is designed for harmonica players with a slightly advanced, medium technical level. No prior experience in jazz improvisation is required.

Language: The workshop will be conducted in both English and German, ensuring inclusivity and accessibility for participants from diverse backgrounds.

Workshop Goal: The Jazz Chromatic Harmonica Mastery workshop aims to empower participants to delve into the captivating world of jazz improvisation with confidence and minimal reliance on complex music theory. By focusing on practical techniques and easy-to-understand concepts, participants will gain the tools needed to create soulful and expressive jazz improvisations.

Key Concepts:

  • a) Theme Analysis and Interpretation:
  • Participants will learn the art of analyzing jazz standards’ themes to discover
  • essential notes for improvisation. Through guided instruction, they will explore how to
  • use these key notes as a foundation for their improvisational journeys. Techniques
  • for crafting thematic variations and drawing inspiration from vocal interpretations will be demonstrated, enriching their improvisational palette.
  • b) Rhythmic Mastery:
  • This segment of the workshop will delve into the rhythmic intricacies of jazz
  • Participants will explore various rhythmic patterns, including whole
  • notes, half notes, eighth notes, and triplets. By using a minimal number of notes,
  • students will learn to infuse their improvisations with diverse and captivating rhythms, enhancing their expressiveness.

Inspiration from Jazz Masters:

Throughout the workshop, participants will gain inspiration from influential jazz albums that align with the workshop concepts. By studying the works of accomplished artists, participants will better comprehend the essence of jazz improvisation and apply these insights to their own musical expression.

Interactive Learning:

The workshop will feature interactive exercises with playback, allowing participants to apply the concepts immediately. These engaging activities will provide students with valuable hands-on experience, fostering a deeper understanding of jazz improvisation and instilling confidence in their playing.

Jazz Standards Selection:

The workshop will focus on popular jazz standards such as “All of Me,” “Autumn Leaves,” “C Jam Blues,” “Blue Bossa,” and “Georgia on My Mind.”

These timeless classics will serve as the canvas for participants to unleash their creativity and refine their improvisational skills.

Workshop entitles you to the following:

  • Minimum 11 teaching units of 75 min. or 90 min.
  • Admission to the sessions in the Kesselhaus on all days
  • Admission to the Harmonica Masters Concerts on Thursday, Friday and Saturday
  • Admission to supporting program events on all days
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