Alan Hall • SUNDAY, MARCH 9, 11 AM
An understanding of and ability to play polyrhythms is an essential skill in most forms of contemporary music. This hands-on workshop consists of both an explanation and demonstration of polyrhythms, from simple to complex, how they work and how to understand them. For all levels and all instruments, no experience necessary!
Mark Levine • SUNDAY, MARCH 2, 2 PM
Upper structure voicings are the spice added to the meat and potatoes of jazz piano voicings. From Bill Evans to Herbie Hancock, they have become a staple in the jazz pianist’s bag. Students will use Chick Corea’s “Mirror, Mirror” as a workshop tune to study and apply these important techniques.