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Jazz Classes Gallatin TN

Local resource for Jazz classes in Gallatin. Includes detailed information on local music schools and music instructors that provide access to blues lessons, Jazz lessons, and instruction in Jazz music, Jazz improvisation, Jazz theory, Jazz chords, Jazz styles, and Jazz harmony, as well as advice and content on playing Jazz music.

Amy Frederick
124 Jesse Brown Drive
Goodlettsville, TN
Instruments
Ear Training, Piano
Styles
Blues, Classical, Folk - Country - Bluegrass, Jazz, Rock - Alternative
Experience Levels
Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$0
Years of Experience
15 Years

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Mitchell C.
(877) 231-8505
Oak Meadow Ct
Hendersonville, TN
Subjects
Guitar
Ages Taught
5 to 18
Specialties
Blues, Rock, Country, Flatpicking, Bluegrass,
Education
Calloway County High School - General Studies - 1996-1999 (High School diploma received) Middle Tennessee State University - Recording Industry/Music Business - 2000-2003 (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Steve W.
(877) 231-8505
Brick Church Pike
Goodlettsville, TN
Subjects
Percussion, Bass Guitar, Music Performance, Piano, Music Recording, Music Theory, Guitar, Drums
Ages Taught
15 to 65
Specialties
Mainly pop and rock, but I am very versatile and have had extensive experience in just about everything imaginable.
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Scott N.
(877) 231-8505
carolyn ave
Nashville, TN
Subjects
Guitar, Bass Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory, Songwriting, Music Recording
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I specialize in technique, rhythm, improvisation and music theory
Education
niagara county comm. college - music - 85-86 (not complete)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Jim Fox
P.O. Box 111665
Nashville, TN
Instruments
Piano
Styles
Blues, Classical, Jazz
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$40
Years of Experience
25 Years

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Karen Gibson
Bonnacreek Dr
Hermitage, TN
Instruments
Piano
Styles
Blues, Classical, Jazz, Kids, Other
Experience Levels
Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$0
Years of Experience
7 Years

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Danika M.
(877) 231-8505
Drakes Drive
Lebanon, TN
Subjects
Music Recording, Singing, Speaking Voice, Music Performance, Music Theory, Opera Voice
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I incorporate the entire body in learnign to sing, because I believe there is more to singing than the voice. The styles I specialize in are classical, gospel, jazz, R&B, show tunes, and folk tunes.
Education
Florida A&M University - Choral Music Education - 08/1996-05/1999 (not complete) Florida State University - Choral Music Education - 08/1999-05/2002 (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Erica C.
(877) 231-8505
Iroquois Trail
Goodlettsville, TN
Subjects
Music Theory, Theatrical Broadway Singing, Music Performance, Singing, Speaking Voice, Dance
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
All Styles: Jazz, Musical Theatre, Country, Rock, Pop, and Folk.
Education
Belmont University - Commercial Music / Vocal - Grad. 2006 (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Music & Arts
(615) 264-8686
Glenbrook Center, 1050 Glenbrook Way, Suite 460
Hendersonville, TN
 
University of Memphis
129 Music Building
Memphis, TN
 
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Playing With Conviction

Playing With Conviction
By Chris Standring ( www.chrisstandring.com )

I'm very often disappointed when I go and hear straight-ahead jazz guitarists play in a club, no matter how good they may be. Many have practiced their technique and have a knowledge of harmony that is clearly impressive. They have good time and play well with the other band members. But 9 times out of 10 I am disappointed and for the most part I think I know why.

Most of these players spend countless hours in the bedroom practicing, working on stuff, perfecting things, analyzing chord changes, working on harmonic ideas and so on, something that no one recommends more highly than I, but it seems that so often these musicians lack the ability to communicate musically.

It actually reminds me a little of when I used to live in London and I'd be having a drink with a few horn players at the bar during an intermission (in the UK, horn players particularly from the north of England seem to enjoy a pint or two!) and I'd listen to them say how much they had no time at all for the 'punters' in the audience. With this attitude, those horn players put themselves on a pedestal, instantly separating themselves, drawing an imaginary line at the end of the stage. More like an electric fence! I never understood it, it was almost a way of justifying how little work they were prepared to do to really get their musical point across. What they said musically might have been very clever, even impressive, but whatever it was remained on the stage. No one in the audience was invited to experience that musical conversation. The audience was the last thing that mattered it seemed.

Now I'm not suggesting that we as artists entertain with tap dancing, plate spinning, telling jokes and so on, I'm talking about finding a way to connect with the audience, and the first step to doing this is through sound projection with our instrument. Don't forget, as instrumentalists we have to try that much harder to communicate with the listener because there is no vocalist to do that for us. We have to make sure our instrumental voice carries.

And I find, going back to my disappointment with so many jazz guitarists in clubs, that they simply are not concerned with that communication between themselves and the audience. I do not believe it has been an issue with most of them and I believe it is extremely important.

I am talking about playing with real conviction. So many players lack that strength, everything is quiet and timid and they seem like they are looking for the right notes, meandering away, somewhat apologetically. This does not translate to an audience, very often does not translate to other musicians. Too many hours in the bedroom practicing obsessively and not enough time in coffee shops talking to other human beings about THEIR lives! Musicians can be horribly insular and those completely obsessed with their instruments usually end up as the bigges...

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