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Jazz Guitar Tuition with Charles Alexander

Charles Alexander

Jazz Guitar Video Lessons with Charles Alexander

You can find video lessons on Charles' YouTube channel "Charles Alexander Jazz Guitar".
More lessons will soon be added.

"Bottom String Blues" is both fun to play and a useful study in 3-string voicings for rhythm guitar. Try using some of its five chord phrases when comping on other songs and jazz standards.
Click here for the YouTube video.
And you can download the writen music and text for the lesson here (right-click, or control-click on Mac, and "Save As").

Jazz Guitar Classes with Charles Alexander

Charles Alexander teaches two Jazz Guitar courses at Richmond Adult Community College (RACC) Parkshot, Richmond, Surrey TW9 2RE

Jazz Guitar Intermediate...Saturdays, 09:30 – 11:30 (start date: 17 September 2016) 
Jazz Guitar Advanced...Saturdays, 11:30 – 13:30 (start date: 17 September 2016)

COURSE DETAILS

1. Jazz Guitar Intermediate: Saturdays from 17 September, 09:30 – 11:30

This 3-term course is ideal for guitarists who have been playing the guitar for a few years and have already begun to play jazz on the guitar. Its hands-on approach will help to consolidate your knowledge and gain fluency with scales, arpeggios, chords, progressions and jazz patterns. You will acquire the clear understanding of harmony and theory and their practical application that every jazz guitarist requires. You will also apply this knowledge and these skills to several of the most popular jazz classic and standards, learning melodies, improvising and accompanying (rhythm guitar and comping).

The tutor emails to students in advance of classes relevant study materials including lead sheets, accompaniment chord charts and lists of recommended videos and audio tracks on YouTube. This is a three-term course and the curriculum is continuous throughout the entire academic year.

Jazz Guitar Intermediate C00228-161701 (Autumn 2016 term) 
Start date: Saturday 17 September 2016 
End date: Saturday 10 December 2016 
Half term break: Saturday 29 October 2016
Number of classes: 12 classes Fee: £256 
www.racc.ac.uk/course/C00228-161701
To enrol, click on the Enrol Now button

Jazz Guitar Intermediate C00228-161702 (Spring 2017 term) 
Start date: Saturday 14 January 2017 
End date: Saturday 01 April 2017 
Half term break: Saturday 18 February 2017 
Number of classes: 11 classes Fee: £235 
www.racc.ac.uk/course/C00228-161702
To enrol, click on the Enrol Now button

Jazz Guitar Intermediate C00228-161703 (Summer 2017 term) 
Start date: Saturday 22 April 2017 
End date: Saturday 22 July 2017 
Half term break: Saturday 03 June 2017 
Number of classes: 13 classes Fee: £276
www.racc.ac.uk/course/C00228-161703
To enrol, click on the Enrol Now button

2. Jazz Guitar Advanced: Saturdays from 17 September, 11:30 – 13:30

This course is for experienced jazz guitarists who will generally have been in the Intermediate class and who can already play, accompany and improvise effectively. With its hands-on and repertoire driven approach, you will gain a thorough knowledge while playing many of the more demanding jazz classics and standards across a range of jazz genres. Detailed advice and instruction for each song will assist you to develop your guitar technique, harmonic vocabulary and musical knowledge and improve your improvising and accompaniment skills.

The tutor emails to students in advance of classes relevant study materials including lead sheets, accompaniment chord charts and lists of recommended videos and audio tracks on YouTube. This is a three-term course and the curriculum is continuous throughout the entire academic year.

Jazz Guitar Advanced C00229-161701 (Autumn 2016 term) 
Start date: Saturday 17 September 2016
End date: Saturday 10 December 2016 
Half term break: Saturday 29 October 2016 
Number of classes: 12 classes Fee: £256
www.racc.ac.uk/course/C00229-161701
To enrol, click on the Enrol Now button

Jazz Guitar Advanced C00229-161702 (Spring 2017 term) 
Start date: Saturday 14 January 2017 
End date: Saturday 01 April 2017 
Half term break: Saturday 18 February 2017 
Number of classes: 11 classes Fee: £235 
www.racc.ac.uk/course/C00229-161702
To enrol, click on the Enrol Now button

Jazz Guitar Advanced C00229-161703 (Summer 2017 term) 
Start date: Saturday 22 April 2017 
End date: Saturday 22 July 2017 
Half term break: Saturday 03 June 2017 
Number of classes: 13 classes Fee: £276 
www.racc.ac.uk/course/C00229-161703
To enrol, click on the Enrol Now button

HOW TO ENROL

To enrol online: Simply click on the appropriate course links above and select “Enrol Now”. Enter your details, make the payment, and it’s done!

If you have any queries about enrolment, visit this page: www.racc.ac.uk/how-enrol

Enrolling in person: 
You can enrol in person at the Parkshot campus at the following times: 
Monday to Thursday 09:00 - 20:00 Friday 09:00 - 17:00

Finally, please enrol early to be sure of a place!

LOCATION

These classes are all at: Richmond Adult Community College, Parkshot, Richmond TW9 2RE, UK (five minutes’ walk from Richmond Station)

QUERIES

If you have any queries about the Jazz Guitar courses, please send a message to Charles Alexander via the CONTACT facility on the home page.

NEW FACILITIES AT RACC

In January 2015 Richmond Adult Community College opened a brand new Theatre, a new Music Room and a spacious, comfortable Foyer area with excellent coffee and baguettes served by The Educated Palette. After classes at lunchtime on Saturday mornings, there is always live jazz in the Foyer.

RICHMOND JAZZ SCHOOL

These Jazz Guitar classes are a part of the Richmond Jazz School which offers a range of jazz classes for instrumentalists and vocalists. You will have opportunities to interact with other RJS students and there will be several jazz events in the new Theatre.