Jazz singing

École de jazz à Paris | Cours d'instruments et de théorie

Level I

Course description: Learn to sing a theme (jazz standard) accompanied by a pianist or trio
Course objectives:

  • Find one’s bearings both harmonically and rhythmically
  • Focus on vocal production: phrasing and interpretation
  • Ear training: listening and reproducing (singing) chords (cycle of fifths, cadences, intervals).

Level required: advanced beginner


Level II

Course description: Learn/expand one’s knowledge of Afro-American music and understand and integrate the elements that are essential in this type of music (swing, freedom of phrasing, improvisation)

Course Objectives:

  • Acquire a better knowledge of the harmonic and rhythmic language of jazz through standards
  • Discover and explore different ways to phrase themes and acquire greater freedom of expression

Level required: upon audition for singers with a certain experience. Not for beginners.