Personal development programmes

A personal development programme can be designed for you. If you would like to discuss/study any of the following send an email to jamesbirkett1@btinternet.com indicating the area of study you would be interested in.

Improvisation and Performance Study Skills/Topics

Accents and Accentuation
Analysis
Articulation
Anticipation, Syncopation and Displacement
Aural development
Beginning a Solo - The Pick Up
Breaks, Fours, etc
Building Phrases
Cadences
Call and Response
Chorus Building
Common Note Substitution
Components of Improvisation
Controlling Hit Points
Counterpoint
Creating Line
Creating Melody
Cross Rhythms
Developing Ear (Voice&Hand)
Diagnosis Questionnaire
Diminished Chords
Double Density
Dynamics
Ear Development Check
Economy of Means
Embellishment/Ornamentation
Ending a Solo
Exploration -Tactile Enjoyment
Expressive Effects
Feeling Structure
Flow
Free Improvisation
Generating Ideas
Ghosting notes
Groove/Feel
Group Activities
Harmonic Enhancement, Superimposition and Substitution
Holism
Inflection
Instrument Conditioning
Interaction
Internalising Time Cycles
Introductory Concepts
Linkage Techniques
Masterclasses
Meaning
Memorising repertoire
Motivic Design and Development
Multi-task
Orientation
Parameter Manipulation
Phrasing
Pitch Perception
Posture, Breathing, Composure
Progressions
Rationale for Learning Standards
Repertoire
Rhythmic Design
Self Development
Self Management
Sequence and Variation
Setting Goals
Setting up the harmonies of a tune
Shaping a Solo
Single/Partial Chorus Improvisation
Starting a Solo
Stating the Tune
Stock phrases and patterns
Taking Initiative
Technique
The Art of Practice
Theme Creation and Contrafacts
Theory
Timbre
Time and Tempo
Transcription
Transcription analysis
Turnarounds
Using Technology
Vibrato
Vocalisation

For more information please contact jamesbirkett1@btinternet.com