You Can Learn Jazz! with Az Samad
Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at 1:27AM
Az Samad in Az Samad, Guitar Workshop, Jazz workshop, Young Choral Academy

Workshop at International College of Music (ICOM), Kuala Lumpur [photo credit: Yin Yin Boey]

For ages 11-19, this 3-day holiday programme introduces young guitarists and vocalists to Jazz. Even if you’ve never played Jazz, you can learn the scales, rhythms and other things that make the music!

When you take the class with me, you will:

Watch and listen to Jazz from different eras, and learn how to recognize their jazz tricks and patterns which you can easily use too and sound instantly cool!

You’ll know know how to be hip and start talking like a Jazz Cat!

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Where will I be learning all that Jazz?
You can choose between two locations: @YCA Taipan, Subang Jaya or @YCA Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI)

When do I get to learn all this?
During the school holidays! You can choose between:
21 – 23 Nov (Mon – Wed) @YCA Taipan, Subang Jaya
28 – 30 Nov (Mon – Wed) @YCA Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI)

I play electric guitar. Do I need to bring my own amp to the class?
Yes, you’ll need to bring a small practice amp. I repeat - a small practice amp. There will be no amps available at YCA.

I play acoustic guitar/classical guitar. Can I play without an amp?
Yes, you can!

Do I have to be able to read music?
Yes, you have to be able to read music  (for guitarists) and sight-sing (for vocalists).

I’m a guitarist and I can read tablature better than notes. Are you including tablature or chord diagrams in the handouts?
Yes I will but to get the most out of the class, it’s good if you can practice reading more before the workshop. There’s time!

I’ve never played or sung Jazz before. Can I still enroll?

Yes, this is an introduction to Jazz. We’ll start from the very basics so you’ll understand it and have lots of fun too!

How many people are in class? 
You'll be one of 12 Jazz cats! I could have taken more students but didn't. This is to make sure that you'll get the attention you deserve. You'll be able to learn to play Jazz and sound awesome!

It's only 12 students 
 for each class location: 

12 students for classes at YCA Taipan and 12 students for YCA Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI).

Here's the info again so you can have a quick overview:

@YCA Taipan, Subang Jaya
Dates: 21 – 23 Nov (Mon – Wed)
Time: 4.30pm – 8pm
Youth (11 – 19 yrs)
Final performance:
23 Nov 8pm, YCA Taipan

@YCA Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI)
28 – 30 Nov (Mon – Wed)
Time: 4.30pm – 8pm
Youth (11 – 19 yrs)
Final performance:
30 Nov 8pm, YCA TTDI

Fee: RM500 per participant

Enroll today by e-mail at: (TTDI) (Taipan, USJ)

or call now:
TTDI Branch:

Taipan, USJ Branch:
+6016-238 9548

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Workshop Locations:

Young Choral Academy (TTDI)
114A, Jln Burhanuddin Helmi,
Taman Tun Dr Ismail,
60000 Kuala Lumpur.
general line (TTDI):
fax (TTDI):

Young Choral Academy (Taipan, USJ)
21-2 Jalan USJ 10/1A,
Taipan, 47620 Subang Jaya
general line (USJ):
+6016-238 9548

email: (TTDI) (Taipan, USJ)

opening hours: Mon – Sat:10am – 6pm

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