Do you ever get the urge to cut loose and  IMPROVISE?

 

From time to time CLASAX receives enquiries from musicians keen to brush up their improvising skills.

This year we are providing a series of 6 fortnightly sessions where you can come along and let it rip under the guidance of one of CLASAX’s less disciplined members.Brian Fitzgerald has a wealth of band and teaching experience to draw on and will provide the right kind of jamming opportunities to develop your latent skills.

We plan to kick off on Wednesday 11th February and continue on a fortnightly basis from there.

Each session will last approx 1 hour and participant numbers will be capped at ten so that each person gets a fair chance to solo.

 

Practice tracks and notes will be handed out so your time between sessions can be productive.

Any lead instrument is welcome and any reasonable skill level.

Players would be advised to brush up on their scales and arpeggios over January. Fluency is not essential but it helps.

The 6 sessions will cost a total of $75 payable to CLASAX up front.

 

VENUE will be the usual High Street Rd Uniting Church, 482 High Street Rd. Mt Waverley.

If you’re interested, contact Brian Fitzgerald on 8806 3986, or any other committee member.

 

If all goes to plan our sessions will culminate in a demonstration at the half-yearly concert.

We are excited about our upcoming events for 2015! Click here for more information.

 

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