Play that funky music!
Learn to combine intensely rhythmic riffs and bass lines with extended jazz chords on classic Jazz-Rock tunes.
What is Funk?
In the 1970’s Herbie Hancock began mixing elements of popular funk music with jazz to create a new Jazz-Rock genre that, along with Swing and Latin, is now a must-know style for all jazz musicians.
What tunes will I learn?
Selections for this class may include Funky Beat (Bradley Sowash), Just the Two of Us (Grover Washington), Chameleon, Watermelon Man (Herbie Hancock), Superstition, and/or I Wish (Stevie Wonder). Actual titles and number of tunes may vary.
Is this the right class for me?
If you’ve studied with Bradley before, you’ll enjoy applying the creative concepts you’ve learned to this new genre.
If you’re new to online group jazz piano classes but have had some prior jazz training or experience, here’s your chance to expand your skill set in a unique and friendly learning community.
What ability level is expected?
Recommended for pianists and music teachers of late intermediate ability and above. Options are included in each assignment to accommodate a range of ability levels. Nominal experience with Pop/Jazz piano styles and improvisation and a working knowledge of 7th chords is helpful but not required.
Eight 75-minute classes
Time: 1:30 PM & 7 PM Eastern. Please select your preferred time at checkout for planning purposes. You are welcome to attend either or both classes regardless of which time you choose but the 7pm class could be eliminated if interest in that time slot is low.
Dates: Jan. 16, 30, Feb. 13, 27, (No March classes for Spring break), Apr. 10, 24, May 8, 22
One course $550 ($35 per week.)
Both courses: $1,000 (save $100!)