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Basic Improvisation - Jazz

Our Single Study program is a great way to study a single class or two offered at WAAPA without committing to one of our full-time programs.

Basic jazz improvisation techniques are studied in this unit in order to develop your expertise in the technical and stylistic aspects of improvisation. Carefully selected ensemble repertoire will be used to provide a basis for these improvisations, with both harmonic and rhythmic aspects of improvisation being considered.

On completion, all participants should be able to:

  • compose solos incorporating the techniques studied;
  • improvise incorporating rhythmic diversity;
  • improvise using chord tones over course repertoire;
  • improvise using guide tones over course repertoire; and
  • understand basic harmonic structures of the jazz tradition.

Course details

Dates: Semester 1
Cost: $1,145

Cancellations and refunds

Please choose your course carefully as full refunds will only be given if a course has been cancelled. In the case of illness, a partial refund will only by granted upon presentation of a valid medical certificate within seven days of the course end date. Refunds will incur an administration charge of 15% of the total course fee.


A confirmation letter (including details of location, times and what to bring/prepare) will be sent to your email address approximately one week before the start of the course.

For further enquiries please contact:School Officer - Music
Elly Welch
Telephone: (61 8) 9370 6845

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