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Position Available – Undergraduate Bass Teacher

JOB TITLE: Academic Teacher CLASSIFICATION: Level A PAY AWARD: Educational Services (Post-Secondary Education) Award 2010 TYPE:  Sessional Employment (Full-time or Part-time depending on the number of teaching hours available) SUPER: Employer Contribution 9.5% HOURS PER WEEK: 5-13 teaching hours (depending on the number of bass students enrolled) WEEKS PER YEAR:...
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JMI Blog: Blues Phraseology (Part II)

Blues Phraseology in Jazz by Steve Russell, piano lecturer at JMI This is the second in a series of articles aimed at developing a better understanding of the nature of blues phraseology and its importance in jazz and bebop. Part 1 is designed to clarify the distinction between the true...
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JMI Blog: Blues Phraseology (Part I)

Blues Phraseology in Jazz by Steve Russell, piano lecturer at JMI This is the first in a series of articles aimed at developing a better understanding of the nature of blues phraseology and its importance in jazz and bebop. Part 1 is designed to clarify the distinction between the true...
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Essentially Ellington Down Under 2018

JMI in partnership with Jazz at Lincoln Center (JALC) delivered the 3rd Essentially Ellington Down Under Regional Festival throughout August and September this year.  The festival is a non-competitive high school big band festival held in Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney, followed by a full day workshop for band...
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JMI Blog: Three Beat Phrases in Jazz Drumming

by Dave Sanders, drum lecturer at JMI Many of the syncopations in Jazz music are created from rhythmic phrases that use  groupings of three. These provide a rolling feel that crosses bar lines and create excitement. A musical example is in bars 5 to 8 of It Don’t Mean a...
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JMI Blog: Jazz Drumming in Odd Time

by Dave Sanders – Drum lecturer at JMI. In this blog series, Dave will look at various aspects of jazz drumming. This blog will focus on playing in odd time. Not all music is in 4/4. It’s a good idea to spend some time practicing in time signatures other than...
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