Since 2001, Dayramir has conducted clinics and master classes on topics from European classical music, to traditional Afro Cuban genres and contemporary American jazz. These include:
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This course is intended to cover some of the most useable scales in today's jazz and popular music, analyze them by colors and work on exercises to gain flexibilities with them. Diatonic, non diatonic and tension notes in scales. Harmonic progressions over II-V-I major and minor changes, piano voicing for left and both hands. Analysis of form and chord progressions of jazz tunes, a different type of Blues. Composition and performance of a blues and a jazz song.
Objective: Students successfully completing the materials will have the information necessary to incorporate modal harmonies and melodies into their own writing and playing.
The course covers:
Functional Reharmonization: Key area substitutions. Exchanging chords of similar function. Diatonic and non-diatonic approach methods. Diminished substitutions, Modal interchange. Hybrid reharm. Upper structure triads. Voice lead harmonic structures.
Objective: Students will have a broader scope of possibilities to re-approach harmonies.
This course will cover vital voicing type techniques for 4, 5 and 6 note arrangements. Voice leading harmonizations and substitutions. Low interval limits. Identifying voicing mistakes. Re-harmonization of approach notes. Analysis of jazz tunes and composition exercises.
Course Description: This course will cover vital voicing type techniques for 4, 5 and 6 notes for arrangements. Voice leading harmonizations and substitutions. Low interval limits. Identifying voicing mistakes. Re-harmonization of approach notes. Analysis jazz tunes and composition exercises.
Course description: The dominant approach. Creating flexibilities with modal scales. The 5-9 improvisation pattern. Play and rest exercises. Most influential lines in major and minor II-V-I patterns. Pentatonics in and out. Comping patterns. Creating a successful and thoughtful practice routine.
Objective: This is a theory and performing master class, opened to all instruments. The course is intended to cover in a very clear and objective way the different ways of creating and developing lines, tunes, and tumbaos in traditional and modern Cuban music. Covering the principal and most prominent instrumentalists and creators of today: Samuel Formell, Giraldo Piloto, Alain Perez, Chucho Valdes, Tata Guines, Changuito, Feliciano Arango, Tony Perez, Munequitos de Matanzas, among others.
The clave, conga and dancer secret. Variants and patterns.
Stretching a son pattern to Timba. Influence of the rumba quinto on improvisation, and why this instrument has such an important role for the dancer and the player.
Influence of Funk, Jazz and conga genres in modern Cuban patterns.
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