Welcome to the ‘All About…’ series! These short tutorials are all about technique and approaches from the world of Jazz and Classical music, delivered by friends of Moving on Music.
Each artist has created 2-3 videos which will offer insight, advice and techniques for budding musicians, and an opportunity to practice alongside the tutor.
We will be posting one video per week, so keep your eyes peeled for your preferred instrument or something you would like to learn more about!
‘All About… Jazz & Blues Piano’
With Scott Flanigan
Hailing from Belfast Scott Flanigan is one of the UK’s most exciting young improvisers; a prolific pianist, organist, composer and arranger. Scott’s video series will introduce budding pianists to jazz and blues chords and breakdown techniques for viewers to play along with him!
For PDFs of the examples Scott uses, go to: www.scottflanigan.com/teaching-materials
Video #1: Jazz, Blues & Improvisation
Video #2: Jazz Chords
Video #3: Autumn Leaves
‘All About… Jazz Guitar’
With Joseph Leighton
Derry born, jazz guitarist Joseph Leighton is one of the finest young musician’s in the Irish jazz scene today. Joseph will be talking to us about all things jazz guitar, discussing influential players, relevant equipment he uses and his specific style of solo playing. In his final video, Joseph will dissect a popular jazz standard and advise budding guitarists on effective ways to improvise.
Video #1: Equipment & Influential Musicians
- Ted Greene
- John Scofield
- Adam Rogers
- Kurt Rosenwinkel
- Charlie Christian
- Mike Stern
- Pat Matheny
- Joe Pass
- Wes Montgomery
- Louis Stewart
- Jimmy Raney
- Billy Bean
- Django Reinhardt
- Bireli Lagrene
- Jimmy & Stochelo Rosenberg
- Peter Bernstein
- Jesse Van Ruller
- Pasquale Grasso
- Lucien Gray
Video #2: Modal Madness
Video #3: How to Approach Learning a Jazz Standard
‘All About… Jazz Singing’
With Aoife Doyle
Aoife Doyle’s unique, expressive vocals are equally home with jazz, folk, country or blues. Aoife’s All About Series will delve into iconic jazz vocalists, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan, introducing their different approaches and styles and how they have influenced her approach to singing.
Video #1: Singing Styles
Video #2: Influential Jazz Singers
1. The Very Thought Of You by Billie Holiday – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3-MvnVJTh0
2. Blue Skies by Ella Fitzgerald – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRPn1bhE0CU
3. Shulie A Bop by Sarah Vaughan – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIccr-liq3Y
Video #3: Vocal Harmonies, Solos & Improvisation
‘All About… Jazz Drumming’
With Steve Davis
Having just toured with legendary saxophonist Anthony Braxton, internationally acclaimed percussionist and composer Steve Davis is well known for his jazz drumming and free improvisational style of playing. Steve’s videos will focus on introducing drummers to different styles of jazz drumming, beginning with the swing tradition.
Video #1: Basic Swing
Video #2: Drum Chants
Video #3: Basic Swing Continued
‘All About… Classical and Irish Harp’
With Gráinne Meyer
Gráinne Meyer is a multi-award winning professional Classical and Irish harp player from Ireland. When not performing in concerts and festivals, Gráinne teaches, composes and facilitates workshops with ‘Live Music Now’. Gráinne’s video series will teach us all about the Classical and Irish harp, looking at their similarities and differences, their relevance in particular music periods and delves into some A Level syllabus.
Video #1: Introduction to the Classical and Irish Harp
Video #2: The Evolution of the Harp
Video #3: The Role of the Harp in the Orchestra
‘All About… Classical Violin’
With Darragh Morgan
Irish violinist, Darragh Morgan leads a successful career in classical music and is known for his versatile ability to perform music from baroque to contemporary styles. Darragh will take us on a journey of ‘old’ and ‘new’ music for the violin, looking at composers, styles and techniques.
Video #1: Contemporary Music for Violin
Video #2: Baroque Music for Violin
‘All About… Classical Flute’
With Aisling Agnew
Aisling Agnew is a Belfast born flautist who regularly performs worldwide at many high-profile concerts and is currently the flautist with Hard Rain Soloist Ensemble. In Aisling’s 3-part video series, she will be exploring the use of birdsong throughout the different eras of music, looking specifically at composers such as Vivaldi, Bartok and Messiaen.