‘OFF THE PEG’ WORKSHOPS
These are workshops ‘ready to go’
‘TAILOR MADE’ WORKSHOPS
These are music workshops that you specifically request. They can be based around ideas described in the ‘Off The Peg’ workshops or can be something completely different, not describe, which I can provide for you. I have the experience and success over the years of running workshops and groups for all types of composition and instrumental combination!! (See Workshop Experience)
‘Off The Peg’ WORKSHOPS – Volume 1
Rehearsal workshops around 'Africa' (for jazz ensemble)
Improvisation workshop based on 'Africa'
Rehearsal Workshop around 'Roll With It'
Rehearsal Workshop around 'Chilli Jam'
Rehearsal Workshop around 'JT Blues'
Improvisation Workshop around 'JT Blues'
‘Off The Peg’ WORKSHOPS – Volume 2
Rehearsal workshops around 'Swingtone' (for jazz ensemble)
Rehearsal Workshop around 'Ballad For John'
Rehearsal Workshop around 'Boss The Funk'
Rehearsal Workshop around 'Rock Your Socks'
Creating a Jazz Piece
Main Melodic Ideas, Riff/Backings, Improvisation, Writing for a Rhythm Section, Jazz Harmony
GCSE: countermelody, improvisation ideas around harmony and backings, jazz harmony, bass and keyboard/guitar composition
KS3: Creating a main melody around Blues; composing a riff; creating chord patterns; creating improvisation to fit chords and riff
KS2: Creating a main melody using scales; creating chord patterns; creating riff ideas around scales; improvising around scales
4 JAZZ PIECES – Volume 1
‘Africa’, ‘Roll With It’, ‘Chilli Jam’ and ‘JT Blues’ are 4 Jazz pieces written during 2016 for Intermediate and above Jazz ensembles. Each piece has parts for Trumpet, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, optional Baritone Saxophone, Trombone and Rhythm Section.y
Piece 1: 'Africa'
Piece 2: 'Roll With It'
Piece 3: 'Chilli Jam'
Piece 4: 'JT Blues'
4 JAZZ PIECES – Volume 2
‘Swingtone’, ‘Ballad For John’, ‘Boss The Funk’ and ‘Rock Your Socks’ are 4 Jazz pieces written during 2017 for Intermediate and above Jazz ensembles. Each piece has parts for Trumpet, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, optional Baritone Saxophone, Trombone and Rhythm Section.
Piece 1: 'Swingtone'
Piece 2: 'Ballad For John'
Piece 3: 'Boss The Funk'
Piece 4: 'Rock Your Socks'
Prices for workshops to be discussed depending on requirements:
From: £130 for a half day or £250 for a full day
‘Off The Peg’ – Workshop of ‘Africa’
‘Off The Peg’ – Workshop of ‘JT Blues’
‘…..a lot of us were stressed out about improvisation but I think the way you did it was great when you’re really not confident, as we weren’t singled out’ Fran, Ten Sax player (Kirklees Jazz)
‘An explosion of Afro-beats and catchy melodies, Jerry Moore’s Africa keeps toes tapping and provides a refreshing contrast to our big band set’.
‘I thought JT Blues was a really catchy tune, not difficult to sight-read and was very enjoyable to play for the first time. We will practice this and include playing it in our future gigs.’
‘Wake Up’ is just wonderful. You must get it published ….. very reminiscent of Britten’s Playful Pizzicato from his Simple Symphony’
‘Thank you for sharing your Ballad for Piano and Violin worked really well with the students at school. It is really lovely music. I particularly like the cheeky modulations’
‘The chorus melody for ‘Makes Me Feel Alive’ (song for various choirs) is so catchy, it’s been circling around in my head all day’
‘Blow Away The Blues’ has a great swing feel and catchy melody. A great way to introduce part singing and 12 bar blues classroom work. Ideal for my Year 5s’.
‘It’s lovely (‘I Believe’, violin duet). I particularly like the way you’ve shared the melody between both violin parts. The 2nd violin gets really fed up if they don’t get to play the tune sometimes’
‘Rain is such a beautiful song (song arranged for various choirs). I love the melody and lyrics, and the way you build up the lines towards the end is delightful’
(‘New Day’, song arranged for various choirs) ‘It’s so uplifting…. that’s definitely another super song to suggest to the MD of our choir.’
‘Makes You Happy (primary song) would be lovely for youngster children using one part or more’.
‘New Day (primary song) would make an effective end of term song, particularly for Year 6 with its positive message’.
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