For mandolin and guitar players. Learn the 24 points of advice for jazz musicians by Thelonius Monk and much more.
The jazz mandolinist’s repertoire includes swing, be-bop, Brazilian, and other styles of jazz, and also reflects the blues in many ways. Thelonious Monk had twenty-four points of advice for jazz musicians. We’ll cover them and much more as we focus on many tunes not taught before in this course, such as: “Afternoon in Paris” by John Lewis, “Boplicity” by Miles Davis, “Nuage” by Django Reinhardt, “Now’s the Time” by Charlie Parker, “You Don’t Know What Love Is” by Raye and DePaul, “Carinhoso” by Pixinguinha, and of course “Blue Monk” by Monk. We'll explore melody harmony, and improvisation in a combo-like setting encouraging students to “sit in” with guitar and/or bass accompaniment. We’ll also look at the works of Luiz Bonfa, Clifford Brown, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, Bobby Timmons, and Jerome Kerns. The course is taught by long-time Common Ground on the Hill mandolinist and Chair of the Board of the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, Tim Porter, with jazz guitarist Joe Selly, and is primarily for intermediate and beyond players, but all players are welcome and will find it worthwhile.