Basic Blues Improv (Summer Music Camp)

This is a one-week crash course on the basics of jazz improvisation for school band students, ages 13-17.
Timothy Burt
35 total reviews for this teacher
2 reviews for this class
Completed by 3 learners

50 minutes

per class

4x per week

over 1 week


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

How Outschool Works

Available Times

Pacific Time

Tue May 31

May 31 - Jun 3 (1 week)
Tu, We, Th, Fr
6pm - 6:50pm

Tue May 31

May 31 - Jun 3 (1 week)
Tu, We, Th, Fr
10pm - 10:50pm
Outside 6am-10pm in your local time.

Mon Jun 6

Jun 6 - Jun 9 (1 week)
Mo, Tu, We, Th
8pm - 8:50pm

Tue Jun 14

Jun 14 - Jun 22 (1 week)
Tu, We
4pm - 4:50pm

Tue Jun 28

Jun 28 - Jul 1 (1 week)
Tu, We, Th, Fr
9pm - 9:50pm

Don't see a time that works for you?


Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
The student will learn form and theory of 12-bar blues, common tones and near tones between adjacent chords, rhythmic patterns, and riffs that can be used to form initial improvisation material.  The student will be instructed to play along with the instructor and an accompaniment track during class, play samples back to the class, and record one's self to share with the teacher.  
Students are given practical theory, music listening, and skill development practice assignments between each session.  This study/practice session is done by the student between sessions.  Each study/practice assignment will take about an hour to reinforce the day's lesson.  
1) An instrument in good working order: all valves, slides move freely, and are well lubricated.  
2) Ability to practice from PDFs on a tablet/laptop, or print out them out for practice.
3) A pencil and notebook/notepad for writing down important concepts, thoughts, ideas. 
4) An hour a day for three days to devote personal study and practice before the next session. 
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
The student's progress will be monitored through verbal exchange of concepts, demonstration on the student's instrument, and the student submitting recorded playing samples to the teacher.  
3 hours 20 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.


Timothy Burt
Lives in the United States
Burt the Brassman
35 total reviews
70 completed classes

About Me

I am a musician and educator  from Lubbock, Texas.  I have been teaching school music, private lessons, and life skills for over three decades.  Music has allowed me to travel to 40 states and 3 foreign countries.  I have performed in diverse... 
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