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A great substitute for any musician who cannot attend a traditional summer jazz camp ($500-$700/week)
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Most of the video lessons in this special 8-part series are much longer (30-50 min) than other lessons on this website (5-20 min).
They were created to simulate a real-life daily situation of being in a 60-90 min rehearsal or classroom at a summer jazz camp.
To that end, these lessons are intended to be viewed – in full – each of the 5 days of this “Virtual Jazz Camp”.
*4 hours of premium content based on my personal experience as a student attendee of nearly 20 summer music camps, 25 yrs as a professional performer and educator, as well as current research of popular jazz camps around the country.
PREVIEW LESSONS for free by clicking the video play button plus use the option for full-screen view by clicking the lower right icon.
Each lesson is then viewed on its own dedicated page with additional written text clearly explaining the lesson objectives, review items for focused practice, and recommendations for other lessons related to that particular subject. Plus you will also be able to download helpful learning materials like PDF sheet music and/or MP3 play-along recordings (when applicable) which are created by Darren as a visual/aural enhancement for easier and faster comprehension for that specific lesson topic. Click to View Sample PDF
Suggested Mock Schedule
Placement Audition 1pm
Click to View Entire Lesson (8:42)
Jazz Combo 9-10:30am
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Improv / Theory 10:30-12pm
Click to View Entire Lesson (38:59)
Big Band 1:30-3pm
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FREE! Click to View Entire Lesson (45:39)
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Jam Session 4pm (or 10pm)
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Nightly Concert 7pm
Click to View Entire Lesson (37:16)
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