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New Intermediate Theory Workshop & Jazz Band Changes


Intermediate Theory Workshop

Leader: Lloyd Hiscock
Dates: Thursdays Sept 27-Nov. 29 (8 weeks, no course on October 18) 11:15 am -12:15 pm
Location: Chapel, Woodroffe United Church
Cost: $100

This workshop is intended for musicians registered to play in the Intermediate level of the ONHB fall session.  Learning how music works ("theory") will help you hear what you play, play what you hear, and make up something original ("composition") to play yourself and perhaps have others play ("orchestration" or "arranging"). This workshop will provide an opportunity to review and confirm what you know, fill in the gaps, and help you improve your ability to hear and understand more about what you play whether in concert band, chamber ensemble, jazz band, or any other group. It's not magic, but it's certain to provide some "aha!" moments. Bring your instrument and questions, and play as you learn.

Learn the construction and sound of:
* major and minor scales
* spelling and hearing intervals
* triads and seventh chords of the major and minor scales
* circle of 5ths/4ths
* basic chord progressions, cadences, tendency tones
* creating melody
* modes of the major scale

To register, send an email by Sept. 20 to Cathy Wilcox, indicating which band you are currently registered for in the fall session.  And bring your cheque made out to Ottawa New Horizons Band (memo line: Music Theory) to Cathy Wilcox or Leslie Scott at the first week of band rehearsal, or mail it to:
  • ONHB
  • 745 Island Park Drive
  • Ottawa, ON K1Y 0B9.
 A maximum of 20 people can be accommodated.

Important News for Jazz Band members

Downtown Jazz Band and Two Beats Ahead - rehearsal location for both bands for the session has been changed to Nepean High School, Music Room 1305.  DJB members please note: on October 25, DJB will use Woodroffe United Church ( Lower Hall) because of a school function at Nepean HS.

Jumpin' Jazz Band -  rehearses Mondays at 6:30 pm at Brookfield HS in the music room.  Here is an update about the book to be used.  We will primarily use First Place for Jazz (Dean Sorenson).  Cost - just under $15.00, taxes and ONHB discount included.  St John's Music has some in stock, with more coming in September and held for JJB. Call ahead to make sure the book for your instrument is in the store before going (Cathy can pick up your copy before the rehearsal on week 2 if you bring $15 cash to the first rehearsal on Sept 17).  Also, please bring music if you have it from last year; otherwise parts will be provided. 
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