GOLLUM 2 JAZZ ENSEMBLE 2016-17

GOLLUM 2TUNESTUTORS
OCTOBER 9 WHEN LIGHTS ARE LOW HOW INSENSITIVE NICK WELDON
NOVEMBER 6 WHEN LIGHTS ARE LOW HOW INSENSITIVE BROADWAY BAUBLES BANGLES AND BEADS NICK WELDON
DECEMBER 4 BROADWAY BAUBLES BANGLES AND BEADS EDDIE'S BOUNCE SAMBA DE ORFEU NICK WELDON
JANUARY 15 EDDIE'S BOUNCE SAMBA DE ORFEU LOW LIFE SOLAR NICK WELDON
FEBRUARY 12 LOW LIFE SOLAR BIG SHOE MOTEN SWING NICK WELDON
MARCH 12 BIG SHOE MOTEN SWING BROADWAY HOW INSENSITIVE NICK WELDON
APRIL 9 LOW LIFE SOLAR + TO CHOOSE NICK WELDON
MAY 21 ALL REVISION TUNES + PERFORMANCE NICK WELDON ADAM FROST

 

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The Gollum 2 Ensemble will be working through repertoire and the associated specific skills and theory points from Jazz School UK Levels 1 and 2. Ensemble members can read about the different levels in the members area.

If you are interested in joining the Gollum 2 ensemble and would like to know if you have the right playing level, here are some typical Gollum skills:

‣ good instrumental ability
‣ comfortable with swing and simple latin feels at medium tempo
‣ able to tap three against two
‣ know by heart the standard jazz-blues and I Got Rhythm progressions in C F G and Bb (concert)
‣ familiar with modes, dominant-tonic harmony in major and minor keys and with chord construction and chord-scale relationships
‣ know how to use the harmonic minor scale when approaching the ii chord
‣ recognise the dominant II chord
‣ recognise the dominant I and the movement to IV
‣ starting to join up chord tones with lines
‣ able to voice a range of chords without roots (pianists and guitarists)
‣ have some gig experience and the ability to solo for a chorus over a few tunes known by heart.

Not a complete list, nor entry requirements, as such, just a guide to the sort of experience level of most players in this group.

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