JAZZ GUITAR

FOUNDATION COURSE

Intensive preparation course in Jazz Guitar, aimed at admission to academic courses.

Individual jazz guitar lessons with jazz language study, pronunciation, improvisation and repertoire, jazz ensemble from trio to large orchestra, jazz repertoire for ear training and harmony study, music production.

Duration 1 to 3 years

Frequency 6 to 10 hours per week, in ordinary or long-distance mode

Where Rome

Language Italian/English

The pre-academic course has a duration ranging from 1 to 3 years, depending on the student’s entry level and study ability.

Skills are acquired in the following areas:

  • One-to-one jazz guitar classes, the repertoire ranges from jazz standards such as Tune up, Lady Bird, Four, Misty, Satin Doll, Tenor Madness, I got Rhythm (slow), Scrapple from the apple, Perdido, St. Thomas, Valse hot, West coast blues, All the things you are, Blue moon, All blues, to compositions by contemporary artists such as George Benson, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Peter Bernstein, and Pat Metheny.
  • Jazz ensembles from trio to quintet conducted by professional jazz players, to practice the American, Italian and international jazz repertoire both in the classrooms and live on a stage.
  • Practice of melodic and harmonic impromptu reading of the jazz repertoire, development of reading skills throughout the keyboard while expanding the knowledge of the international standard repertoire.
  • Contemporary jazz harmony from the basics to 5-voice spread voicing, with tensions and alterations, drops, altered scales, modal exchanges and melodies harmonization techniques.
  • Jazz Ear training it will lead each student to be able to transcribe melodies, chord progressions and rhythmic patterns taken from jazz standards, up to develop the ability to transcribe a jazz mini-song, without the aid of instruments.
  • The student will acquire full mastery in the professional use of music production state-of the-art softwares in the recording industry state-of-the-art recording industry.

Once you have successfully completed the last pre-academic level of your main instrument or vocals you automatically access the three-year first cycle academic diploma (aut. Ministry of Education, University and Research)

The first cycle academic courses prepare for the professions of:

  • artist and band leader of original projects
  • jazz guitarist for live performance and recording session
  • arranger for small, medium and large ensembles
  • music producer
  • music author for sonorizations and music applied to images

The Pre-academic Courses do not start from scratches, they assume a previous practice on the instrument of two to three years the least.

It is possible to access the first year of the course or to enter directly the second or third pre-academic year. It is possible to access the first year of the course or to enter directly the second or third pre-academic year. For each subject the student will be admitted to the most appropriate level based on the admission tests: for instance, it is possible to be admitted to the 3rd level of jazz guitar, the second level of harmony and the first level of ear training, according to the student’s entry knowledge. Each subject will therefore follow its own path at its own level.

Admission tests are held in June and, for the remaining available places, in September:

  1. Jazz guitar rehearsal, performance of one or more standards and exercises of the student’s choice, in-depth study required by the committee (go to “Admission Info and Study Plan” click on “Download Study Plan”)
  2. Jazz harmony test, see mock test for access to the 2nd and 3rd level
  3. Ear training test see mock test for access to the 2nd and 3rd level
  4. Aptitude test and motivational interview

Umberto Fiorentino

Nicola Di Tommaso

Nico Stufano

Cristiano Mastroianni

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INSIGHTS

The pre-academic course offers a choice of four different attendance modes:

  • Ordinary Attendance: Weekly attendance, with classes ranging from 6 to 10 hours, concentrated over 2-4 days each week. This mode allows for guided learning at every step, with continuous monitoring of progress. An average study commitment of 6 hours daily is required. Certain subjects offer both in-person and fully online attendance options.
  • Long-distance Attendance: The pre-academic long-distance course entails 6 to 8 hours of classes concentrated on Saturdays, alternating between in-person and online sessions each week. Ideal for students residing outside of Rome or those with busy schedules, including working professionals. The long-distance mode with Saturday classes is exclusive to the pre-academic course.
  • Teen Music Academy Attendance: Tailored for high school students, this personalized course engages students for 1 or 2 afternoons per week, with the aim of preparing them for academic courses upon high school graduation. Exceptionally talented students may be admitted to academic courses even before graduation. Some subjects offer both in-person and fully online attendance options.
  • DAD Attendance: Fully remote education option, suitable for students worldwide.

INSIGHTS

The pre-academic course offers a choice of four different attendance modes:

  • Ordinary Attendance: Weekly attendance, with classes ranging from 6 to 10 hours, concentrated over 2-4 days each week. This mode allows for guided learning at every step, with continuous monitoring of progress. An average study commitment of 6 hours daily is required. Certain subjects offer both in-person and fully online attendance options.
  • Long-distance Attendance: The pre-academic long-distance course entails 6 to 8 hours of classes concentrated on Saturdays, alternating between in-person and online sessions each week. Ideal for students residing outside of Rome or those with busy schedules, including working professionals. The long-distance mode with Saturday classes is exclusive to the pre-academic course.
  • Teen Music Academy Attendance: Tailored for high school students, this personalized course engages students for 1 or 2 afternoons per week, with the aim of preparing them for academic courses upon high school graduation. Exceptionally talented students may be admitted to academic courses even before graduation. Some subjects offer both in-person and fully online attendance options.
  • DAD Attendance: Fully remote education option, suitable for students worldwide.

INSIGHTS

  • Full-time attendance: Classes are mostly scheduled on a weekly basis, for a total of 350hours per year
  • Online attendance: Classes are held online; a weekly lesson in presence is scheduled in February, as the exams in June.

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