An in-depth study on the Jazz style of clarinettist Giacomo Smith. Read full description…
An in-depth study on the Jazz style of clarinettist Giacomo Smith.
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-HD video performances of Giacomo Smith improvising on standard changes
-Lessons where Giacomo shares his approach to music.
-Fully transcribed in standard notation.
-Includes downloadable mp3 of all lessons and etude performances.
All Of Me 1
All Of Me 2
Exactly Like You
I Can't Give You Anything But Love F
I Can't Give You Anything But Love G 1
I Can't Give You Anything But Love G 2
Rhythm Changes 1
Rhythm Changes 2
Tiger Rag 1
Tiger Rag 2
What Is This Thing Called Love
-Knowledge of Jazz concepts (technique, accompaniment and improvisation)
-Basic knowledge of clarinet technique
About the In The Style series:
The In The Style series focus strictly on the playing style of the artist. These are not general "how to" lessons. The goal of these lessons is to give insight on a wide range of topics relevant to the musical style of the artist. Advanced students will be able to immediately absorb and work on many of the concepts covered in the lessons. Beginner and intermediate level students will benefit greatly from the transcriptions of the numerous video performances with close ups when relevant. Music is like a language, and it is best learnt by surrounding yourself with better musicians. The goal of the "In The Style Series" is to give you this access, as much as possible, in the comfort of your own home!
About Giacomo Smith:
Giacomo Smith was born in Italy and grew up in upstate New York. He picked up on jazz very early from his mother’s great affinity for Dave Brubeck. Giacomo began piano lessons at 5, clarinet at 10, and saxophone at 12. At each stage along the way, he developed a deeper interest in classical and jazz music.
At university, Giacomo followed the classical performance path. He completed a Bachelor’s of Music at Boston University in 2009 and a Master’s Degree at McGill University in 2011, both in classical clarinet performance. From there, he moved to London to work in Boston University London Programmes’ administrative office. His days were spent at the computer and nights learning the London scene at places like Ronnie Scott’s, the Quecumbar, the Nightjar, and The Haggerston. In 2013, Giacomo left his office job to pursue a full time career in music. In his time in the UK, he has performed at London’s major jazz venues (Ronnie Scott’s, 606 Club, Vortex), the Hackney Empire, Waterloo Vaults, and the Royal Albert Hall Elgar Room.
Giacomo is part of the Kansas Smitty’s House Band, a group of jazz-addicted twenty-somethings who gained their name from being proprietors of their own bar. Between sessions and shows at their place, a sweaty weekly party in an old railway arch in Bethnal Green, and monthly shows at Ronnie Scott’s, the Band composed the original jazz music to create an album that’s an instant classic. This embodiment of the Band’s original approach appeals not only to jazz fans, but to a genre-blind audience who can relate to the accessible way in which these young virtuosos perform their unique material.
IMPORTANT: Please note that these are streamed videos. Downloads, if any, will be found under the DOWNLOADS section. When access is purchased, you will have permanent access to this lesson, and all updates/corrections (if any) will be free of charge!
|7. Musical Ideas|
|9. Rhythm Changes|
|10. Developing Vocabulary|
|11. Time Feel|
|All Of Me 1|
|All Of Me 2|
|Exactly Like You|
|I Can't Give You Anything But Love F|
|I Can't Give You Anything But Love G 1|
|I Can't Give You Anything But Love G 2|
|Rhythm Changes Bb 1|
|Rhythm Changes Bb 2|
|Tiger Rag 1|
|Tiger Rag 2|
|What Is This Thing Called Love|
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