My First Online Course! Smart Vocal Improvisation
Smart Vocal Improvisation is a stand alone class that approaches the topic of jazz improv from both a musical perspective, and a theoretical perspective.
The class contains some basic jazz theory, specifically about major and minor key ii-V-I progressions. If you know nothing about music theory your brain may not fully understand it, but your ear will. And if you're an instrumentalist who wants to expand your jazz vocabulary, this would be a great way to start! • This class is appropriate for singers at any experience level. Aimee works with the super-standard song, Autumn Leaves, taking you through various call & response licks and exercises (yes you will sing in class!) The licks range from easy to challenging, and will definitely jump start your scatting even if you're a beginner. And if you already have experience and want to up your game, you'll appreciate the great combination of Aimee's inspiring musicality and useful tips. • There is no homework for the class per se, but Aimee has provided exercise pages and audio backing tracks so that you can continue to practice class materials on your own. • Also in the Bonus Resources section Aimee takes you through a number of additional major and minor II-V-I licks for extra practice. She also recorded five new scat solos on the tune Autumn Leaves that you can listen to and sing with to help expand your understanding of the jazz language.
If you're a scat singer, or aspiring scat singer who would like to better understand scatting and be guided through the whole process, singing while you're learning, this class is for you!