Funky Beats

Funky Beats

from 550.00

Play that funky music!

Learn to combine intensely rhythmic riffs and bass lines with extended jazz chords on classic Jazz-Rock tunes.

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
The class time is 1:30 pm Eastern. If there's enough interest, we may add a 2nd class time at 7:00 pm Eastern. Contact us if you’d prefer the 7:00 pm class time.
Dates: Jan. 16, 30, Feb. 13, 27, (No March classes for Spring break), Apr. 10, 24, May 8, 22
Can’t make some of these dates? Every class is recorded so you can catch up by watching archived replay videos.

One course $550 (less than $35 per week.)
Both courses: $1,000 (save $100!)

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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 can you do with Funk styles?
It’s another trick in your bag! Apply it to well-known tunes for a high energy effect. Here is Bradley’s Sowash’s funky arrangement of a Christmas classic.