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Summer Term 2020

Bluenote  

  • Members will have access to digital parts of the term’s repertoire 

  • Audio files of parts will be available for members to help practice.  

  • Audios files of other instruments will be available to play along to and help practice.  

  • A video tutorial will be available to members.  

  • An online platform where members can ask questions about their parts and receive further practice support will be available. 

  • If schools reopen rehearsals will resume at the usual time. 

  • Depending on government guidance several options for performance opportunities are in place, including a potential holiday course at the end of July or August or even at the beginning of September. 

  

Birdland 

  • Members will have access to digital parts of the term’s repertoire 

  • Audio files of parts will be available for members to help practice.  

  • Audios files of other instruments will be available to play along to and help practice.  

  • A video tutorial for the repertoire will be available to members.  

  • An online platform where members can ask questions about their parts and receive further practice support will be available. 

  • If schools reopen rehearsals will resume at the usual time. 

  • Depending on government guidance several options for performance opportunities are in place, including a potential holiday course at the end of July or August or even at the beginning of September. 

Please click the 'Apply Now' button above to sign-up.

BYMT is committed to ensuring that its resources are available to ALL. Therefore, instead of our usual termly fees, we would ask that you make a donation if you are in a position to do so.

There may be an additional charge should rehearsals / performance be possible at BYMT Centres ... more news as we get it!


Regular Offer (Hopefully from Autumn Term 2020)


BYMT JAZZ SCHOOL offers training to any junior and secondary school children in Bromley on any instrument (of grade 3 standard and above) in jazz improvisation through playing and studying classic jazz repertoire.

BLUE NOTE WORKSHOP ~ for those new to jazz and improvisation. This workshop focuses on developing the skills required to improvise, learning how the music works and improving your general musicianship. Open to everyone (grade 3 and above). 

BLUE NOTE BAND ~ a rehearsal session to prepare for up-coming concerts. This ensemble is made up from members of the Blue Note Workshop and focuses on rehearsing the "heads" and learning the arrangements in preparation for concerts (internal and external). Members of this ensemble must commit to performing in the concerts, as required, and must also attend the Blue Note Workshop. 

BIRDLAND GROUP ~ for those who are more confident jazz performers but want to develop their skills, harmonic understanding and vocabulary further. This class combines workshop and rehearsal activities. 

BYMT Jazz School takes place every Thursday evening during term time.

BLUE NOTE WORKSHOP runs from 5.30-6.45PM

BLUE NOTE BAND runs from 6.50-7.20PM

BIRDLAND GROUP runs from 7.30-8.45pm.

AUTUMN TERM 2019: FIRST REHEARSAL THURSDAY 19 SEPTEMBER

Termly fee for 10 sessions: £72.50

BYMT Big Band Members attend for half a term's fee (£36.25).

If you would like to join BYMT Jazz School, please complete this form and return it to BYMT—we look forward to meeting you soon.

If you have any queries, please contact our Head of Keyboard, Lora Dimitrova on 020 8467 1566, or email keyboard@bymt.co.uk.

Beginner Jazz Soloing study guides

Buster Birch has two books published worldwide on Amazon, which are core texts for Jazz School. The fundamental concepts taught at Jazz School are the basis of these books and, as such, they provide an excellent practice resource for any students of jazz school and are also fantastic preparation material for anyone wanting to join jazz school. The books include free downloads with play-along audio files to practice with as well as a clear explanation of the basic method of how to improvise, which is used at jazz school. 

The books retail at £12.99, but thanks to the kind generosity of an individual sponsor we are able to offer a limited number of these books to BYMT students for £5.00. You can pre-order these now at the office. 

For more info and amazon reviews please see...
https://geni.us/beginnersax
https://geni.us/beginnertrumpet

Supported using public funding by Department for Education and Arts Council England
London Borough of Bromley
     

Bromley Youth Music Trust
Bromley Youth Music Centre
Southborough Lane
Bromley
Kent
BR2 8AA

020 8467 1566

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