The Brazilian Jazz Class Will Include:
  • How to play Samba Jazz (aka Brazilian Jazz)
  • Phrasing
  • Playing melodies & improvising on tunes & what can be done to make them sound "Brazilian".
  • Building up a repertoire of Samba Jazz standards, with compositions by Joao Donato, Claudio Roditi, Jobim &  others
  • Rhythm section players will get examples of typical figures & rhythmic patterns that are used in the yule.
  • Singers will learn the English and/or Portuguese lyrics of the tunes that have lyrics. 
  • On the instrumental tunes singers can vocalize and learn the Brazilian phasing alongside the instrumentalists.
  • All instruments are welcome as well as singers.
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Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Lifetime Access via Class Recording
4 Lessons
2 Hrs.
Downloadable Audio Class Recording
Downloadable Video Class Recording
Living Notation
Accommodated International Class Schedule

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