Jazz Brain Training: A Free Jazz Improvisation Clinic

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October 8, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

LOCATION: MOZINGO MUSIC IN O’FALLON, MO
4689 HWY. K 63368

APPROPRIATE FOR INSTRUMENTALISTS AND VOCALISTS OF ALL TYPES AND SKILL LEVELS!

Christopher Braig will give a free hands on clinic from his new book/CD “Jazz Brain Training”. Jazz Brain Training is system for developing jazz improvisation performance practices skills based on Flow Theory.

Excerpt from the book:
Have you ever had a really good night playing? Maybe you were “In The Zone”, “Feelin’ It” or even “On Fire”?  Modern psychology defines your experience as Flow. Flow Theory was pioneered by the Hungarian psychologist and University of Chicago Professor Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi in the 1970’s. Based on the work of Dr. Csikszentmihalyi and applied to jazz improvisation Flow is: An optimal psychological state that people experience when engaged in a musical activity that is both appropriately challenging and suitable to one’s skill level,often resulting in immersion with a concentrated focus on the task. This can result in deep learning and higher levels of personal and musical satisfaction.

Students and teachers of any skill level will benefit from exploring how the natural way our minds and bodies function can lead to creating jazz improvisations that are deeply part of the tradition yet remarkably personal.

Jazz Brain Training and copies of his new CD “Blue Morpho” featuring Webster University faculty Kim Portnoy, Dave Black and Ben Wheeler with drummer Steve Davis will be available for purchase.


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