GOLLUM 2 JAZZ ENSEMBLE 2017-18

GOLLUM 2TUNESTUTORS
OCTOBER 8 POPO DINDI NICK WELDON
NOVEMBER 5 POPO DINDI BLUESETTE 'S WONDERFUL NIKKI ILES
DECEMBER 3 BLUESETTE 'S WONDERFUL TOO LATE NOW SERENADE TO A CUCKOO NICK WELDON
JANUARY 21 TOO LATE NOW SERENADE TO A CUCKOO SPEAK LOW ALFIE'S THEME NICK WELDON
FEBRUARY 18 SPEAK LOW ALFIE'S THEME THE TENDER TRAP IT DON'T MEAN A THING NICK WELDON
MARCH 18 THE TENDER TRAP IT DON'T MEAN A THING + TUNE REVISION NICK WELDON
APRIL15 TUNE REVISION NICK WELDON
MAY 20 REHEARSAL + 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 more 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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