Style focus Jazz

Irresistible groovy… And above that, there is a universe of possibilities for improvisation. The fantastic combination of rhythmical stability, harmonic understanding and melodic expression makes jazz into a genre that can help us develop our musicianship enormously.

It is especially the solo’s, the improvisations, that challenge us. The fundamental questions are always: “Which story do I want to tell? How do I do that?” On the other hand, like with any style, there are a number of technical tricks that one has to learn. More to the point: a fitting use of ghost notes using bowing and fingering, accents, certain slides, and rhythmical and melodic phrasing.

Core focus:

  • repertoire (blues, swing, bossa, bebop, ballad, waltz, …)
  • bowing technique
  • fingering techniques
  • harmonic and scale training
  • rhythmical training
Individual or group lessons with stylefocus take place in Leipzig, in Reudnitz.
To separate technique from emotion would be like separating body and soul.
Daniel Barenboim, pianist and conductor