Funk’d Up Jazz Camp – ONLY $49 for this One-Day Event!!!
Improvisation Workshop for the 21st Century Playing Popular Music Styles Using Funky Beats, Loops & EFX (Hip Hop, Pop, ElectroFunk, Afro-CubanFunk, World Music, etc)
Presented by DJ DKO & DKO Lessons Founder Darren Kramer
Electric Trombone DJ • XO Brass Artist • Ableton Certified Trainer
Musician • Producer • Educator
DJ DKO Laptop/Ableton Live is the core rhythm section! (but rhythm players are welcome and will play along with or replace those tracks) The songs & grooves used in this workshop are a combination of special instrumental loops of popular cover tunes (created from original recordings) as well as One-of-a-Kind DKO Interactive Play Alongs & produced by Ableton Certified Trainer DJ DKO and triggered from his MacBook Pro for a mind-blowing experience for all who attend.
QUESTIONS? Contact Darren
Expand your musical mind by following in the footsteps of true jazz innovators who learned from the jazz swing masters, but then developed their own modern style by applying their talent and knowledge to other popular music genres.
Miles Davis • Herbie Hancock • Quincy Jones • Pat Metheny • John Scofield • Michael Brecker
(click album covers to listen:)
You will learn common jazz techniques and how to directly apply them to current popular music styles like Funk, Pop & Hip Hop. The objective of this workshop is to have fun playing in a new rhythmic and sonic world, while simultaneously utilizing the latest technology to open your mind to new possibilities. Today’s music business is challenging but it is also very diverse. Embracing new ideas and technology, combined with solid music skills, will create more opportunities for yourself by reaching a wider audience with a fresh modern approach.
Common Jazz Techniques
Jazz Improvisation • Bebop Vocabulary • Pentatonic Scales • Modern Patterns • Triad Pairs • Chromaticism • Advanced Harmony • Chord Voicings
Popular Music Genres
Funk • Rock • Pop • R&B/Soul • Hip Hop/Rap • Latin • Dance • Electronic
Drum Loops • Ableton • Native Instruments • Spectrasonics • Serum • Vocoder
Ableton Live/Push/Link • MIDI Controllers • Live Audio Effects • Live Looping • Mobile Devices
FEB 9 Mesa Ridge High School
6070 Mesa Ridge Pkwy, Colorado Springs, CO 80911
Philip Olivas – Director of Bands 719-391-3684
MAR 16 Muse Performance Space
200 E. South Boulder Road, Lafayette, CO 80026
Pete Lewis – Venue Contact 720 352 4327
$49 Special Discount for Early-Bird Registration by 1.31.19
Register Now! Space is Limited (First Come, First Served)
WHAT YOU GET
• 4+ Hrs Focused Instruction with pro touring musician & Ableton Certified Trainer who has produced 50+ tracks
• Practical hands-on skills for improvising and performing your own music
• Stereo mastered mix of your performance!
• Opportunity to share your music and collaborate with others
• Access to exclusive video tutorials on DKOLessons.com
• Lunch Provided Onsite
• FREE DKO CD at Sign In
WHO IS THIS WORKSHOP FOR?
All musicians curious about creating music via improvising, advanced jazz harmony, modern sounds, styles and technology.
Open to students, adults, educators, and music makers of any kind (band, orch, choir, rappers, DJs, drums, bass, gtr, piano, keyboards, etc)
PREREQUISITE / SKILL LEVEL
Intermediate Knowledge of General Music
WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING
Enthusiasm & An Open Mind 🙂
Instrument (w any necessary amps/controllers/pedals/cables/etc)
*OPTIONAL: Laptop and/or MIDI Controllers or Effects Pedals
ARRIVE / SIGN IN
9:30am Please arrive early to sign in, put on a name tag and Receive Your FREE DKO CD!
Then setup quickly and quietly in the main room. (chairs, stands, ext cords provided)
10:00am DJ DKO Performance, Overview & Participant Introductions
10:15-11:00am Jam with DJ DKO: Improvising Tools, Tips & Tricks
11:oo-12:00pm Transcribing: Learning Licks from the Funk Masters
LUNCH BREAK (included in price and served onsite)
12:00pm-12:30pm Water, Soda, Pizza, Gourmet Treats from Charelles Bake Shop
*Optional: General Q&A w Darren
2:15-3:00pm Select & Rehearse Songs for Showcase Performance
3:00-3:45pm Jam with DJ DKO: Perform With Your New Skills! (family & friends welcome)
Each student will perform two songs: 1. Jam on a funky loop of their choice 2. Group Song
3:45-4:00pm DJ DKO Performance