GrimmusiK | 12/07 – Music Workshop “CONVERSATION = IMPROVISATION” @ Madison Music Foundry Dec 12/07 @ Madison Music Foundry CONVERSATION = IMPROVISATION music improvisation workshop with BC Grimm Sundays 12-2pm “Breaking down the barriers & shifting the approach from the narrow field of ‘note/genre based’ improvisation, to the wide universe of ‘sound/conversation based’ exploration!” >> Update! We […]
Sorry, we’re getting this notice up late. Even though the deadline has passed, we have word that they’re still accepting applications if you hurry and apply! Both workshops are performing on June 2nd at The Fountain. The Bluegrass Workshop will go first and the Jazz Workshop second, just prior to our jam.
A high school student recently asked me if I did a lot of focused listening. I sensed he asked because he was wondering if it was worth all the work. He had just returned from the highly regarded Interlochen jazz camp where they emphasized listening to recordings over and over while focusing on a single […]
Update: Patrick has moved the class time for Sunday April 3rd to 5-6:30pm. He will be covering the Miles Davis solo on Blues by Five. Here’s an exciting development: local saxophonist Patrick Breiner is now teaching classes in solo transcription and how to apply musical elements learned from solos. Patrick’s classes will be weekly (when […]
Because of copyright concerns I won’t be putting up sheet music anymore. This won’t be a problem if you learn tunes off of a recording, which is by far the best method. It’s good ear training and you memorize the tune in a way that makes it stick. Nonetheless there are times when you may […]