BlueJam Lockdown Video projects

Jazz Teaching Videos

We really miss playing with you guys.

So what we have been doing is to try to recreate the experience of playing together by making a series of videos with the BlueJam Jazz team and our visiting  artists, which you can join in with but also, within an online music-making programme Soundtrap (like a cut-down Logic or Cubase), record your own solos and arrangements. You can then upload these to the website if you want or share them with each other and build new pieces etc.
 
The first video teaches a new song written specially for BlueJam by the amazing Jemma Freese (look at her credits at the end, she’s flying). Anyone in the BlueJam Jazz project, or your friends if they want to join, can access all the videos in the series for free, and we can log them in to Soundtrap as well.
 
NOTES:
To use Soundtrap usefully you need a computer or iPad/tablet, Google Chrome and headphones, and if possible a USB keyboard, though you can also input midi stuff using the onboard keys or your computer keyboard. You don’t need to get the software as it is in the cloud and you can work collaboratively almost in real time with the BlueJam tutors or each other.
Videos created with our young BlueJam music makers

Linking Hands

Linking Hands is BlueJam’s project to continue working creatively with our young musicians during lockdown by making music for videos.

Izzie has been working with Asha on this new song – sounds great!

Tilly has been writing songs with Asha – this one is about Forget-me-Nots!

 

BlueJam Lockdown Video projects

Jazz teaching videos

Lockdown Jazz 7

Watch Tom Werkha’s introduction into how to build rhythm parts to a pre existing backing track.

 

BLUEJAM LOCKDOWN JAZZ 1

JEMMA FREESE: ARE YOU COMING BACK TO ME?: 

BLUEJAM LOCKDOWN JAZZ 2:

Vocal scatting over a groove for beginners with Asha Nicholson, Bryony Jarman-Pinto and Josh Jackson.

 

BLUEJAM LOCKDOWN JAZZ 3:

You Go To My Head – intermediate – deconstructing a ballad – with Mia Anderson and Jilly Jarman.

BlueJam Lockdown Video 3 Ballad from BlueJam Arts on Vimeo.

Mia Anderson presents some ideas for vocal improvising over You Go To My Head in this next video:

BlueJam Lockdown Video 5 Scatting tips for You Go To My Head from BlueJam Arts on Vimeo.

I Got Rhythm and Lester Leaps In – beginner/intermediate – how to solo, embellish a tune, create backing riffs over a Rhythm Changes piece, with Joe and Rob Steels and Josh Jackson.


MORE TO COME! Re-emerge by Joe Steels and Brass technique by Geoff Bartholomew

Singing Techniques

Lockdown Videos

Our first singing video is presented by Sarah Gray, a useful reminder of warm-up and approaches to singing high safely.

 

MORE TO COME!