$15 – $169

Jazz Harp Workshops with Motoshi Kosako

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922 North Craig Avenue

Pasadena, CA 91104

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We are very excited to announce that Motoshi will be having four different workshop starting October 8th 2017 and running till August 5th 2018 at Pacific Harps. Each workshop will focus on a specific aspect of harp playing which include reading, improvising, performance tips, and mind/body focus. We highly encourage taking advantage of this unique opportunity and participating in all four workshops so that you may learn more complete ideas of playing jazz harp. Please take a look at the full schedule below:

UPCOMING CLASSES:

Part 1: Basic (beginner~intermediate)
(Sunday, October 8, 2017 11AM~3:30PM)
How body and mind work together?
Breathing
Rhythm & Groove
Blues / Pentatonic scale / Bluenote
Master Class: “Whatever you are working on”

Part 2: Playing from lead sheets / fake sheets (beginner~intermediate)
(Sunday, January 7, 2018 11AM~3:30PM)
How to read lead sheets
Realization of chord symbols
Arranging theme
Arranging accompaniment
Master Class: “Blues”

Part 3: Improvising melody and harmony (intermediate~advance)
(Sunday, April 8, 2018 11AM~3:30PM)
Following chord progression
How to choose scales
Melodic improvisation
Harmonic improvisation
Inversion, reharmonization, tension notes, suspension & resolution, polyphony
Master Class: “Pieces learned from read sheets”

Part 4: Performance tips & techniques (advance)
(Sunday, August 5th 11AM~3:30PM)
Jazz-up techniques
Improvisation tips
Stage Presentation
Making an attractive program
Master Class: “Whatever you are working on”



BASIC FORMAT: (Series of four session with 4.5 hours workshop with 30 min break)
30min of opening concert / demonstration by Motoshi Kosako
120min of workshop (with 3 of 5min break)
15min break
30min of refreshment/tea time concert (*open for public audience)
60min of master class and Q&A



PRICES:
participant - 1 day: $50
audit - 1 day: $30
mini concert for the public - $15
participant - series; $169
audit - series: $99

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