Why attend the Jazz Guitar Masterclass?
Creative self expression. Be unique don't imitate!

Thomas Lorenzo will be holding two very intimate Jazz masterclasses in November in Melbourne. The first class is targeted at players who are new to Jazz and want to learn how to play the genre. The second class is targeted at more advanced players who know their chords and scales and want to improvise in a more satisfying and creative manner. You may choose to attend only one of the classes, but for those who want the full benefit of the masterclass we recommend attending both as the second class expands upon the content of the first one.
 

What will you learn?

The Jazz masterclass is designed to help you master what you need to know to improvise and play jazz in your own unique way.  Have you ever wondered what goes through the mind of the top world Jazz guitarists like Wes Montgomery, George Benson, Joe Pass when they play? All great Jazz musicians need to master a basic set of skills to allow to them improvise on the fly, tell a story and improvise in a continuous flow without running out of ideas. Using a very practical and engaging live demonstrations, Thomas Lorenzo will show you how you can start  doing the same in your own playing.

After 30 years of playing and teaching Jazz to students in both an academic and casual setting, Thomas has developed a system to learning Jazz that allows aspiring players of all levels to achieve their goals in the shortest period of time. Don't miss out on this fabulous opportunity to learn from a true master in a live and interactive environment. Thomas' Jazz masterclasses will give you an excellent guideline to springboard your Jazz guitar playing. Whether you are just starting to venture into Jazz or are already a seasoned Jazz musician, it will certainly expand your knowledge and inspire you.

MASTERCLASS OVERVIEW

Master Class 2

  • How to sound contemporary versus classical in your playing and why

  • Lyrical soloing versus chord soloing and why

  • Chordal soling versus non chordal soloing and why

  • Pentatonic soloing over chord progressions and why

  • How to add the blues touch to a jazz standard

  • How to alter the harmony of the existing composition and why

  • How to harmonise a melody with chords

  • Stretching time and playing behind the time

Master Class 1

  • How to memorise a chart and why

  • What are the minimum chords and scales required to know all over the fingerboard and why

  • How to practice scales and why

  • How to play chords and define them in your unique manner

  • How to identify what is your unique timbre , how to develop it and why

  • How to be creative and why

  • How to transcribe a solo and why

 

Where & When?

The two masterclasses will be held at the newly renovated Kathleen Syme Library in Carlton (Multi-purpose Room 1) 251 Faraday St, Carlton VIC. FREE street parking is available in the area after 6:30 pm and the nearest paid parking is at 217 Elgin St Carlton (for $8). If you are traveling by public transport, catch the University tram and get off at Melbourne Uni.

  Kathleen Syme Library (Multi-Purpose Room 2) -  251 Faraday St, Carlton VIC

Kathleen Syme Library (Multi-Purpose Room 2) - 251 Faraday St, Carlton VIC

 

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Jazz Guitar Masterclass 1

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Where: Kathleen Syme Library
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Jazz Guitar Masterclass 2

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Jazz Guitar Masterclass 1 & 2 (Both)

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About Thomas Lorenzo

Thomas Lorenzo is a world renowned and award-winning guitarist, composer and music educator. Thomas has released five solo instrumental albums in contemporary Jazz, Blues and Flamenco styles. His latest release Spanish Breeze was in the Top 50 JazzWeek World Music Album Charts in 2010.  In addition, Thomas has a prolific musical education background. He graduated from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, and has taught and lectured in a number or significant musical institutions including Paul McCartney's Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. 

Currently Thomas teaches guitar and music in private tuition and group workshop settings. Although he comes from a deeply technical and theoretical background, Thomas' teaching method is very practical and is focused on helping individuals explore their  innate musical talents and most importantly feel good about life. 
Learn more and listen to Thomas' music