This lesson is designed for advanced singers. Singers that already have a good basis in their vocal technique and want to focus on the musical elements of Jazz Phrasing and Improvisation. "Phrasing" is a major topic that has not been emphasized well enough in jazz education yet. In her Master's Thesis at The Royal Conservatoire of The Hague (NL) with the title "Phrasing and Interplay from the vocal point of view - Phrasing as the vocalist's tool to stimulate interplay within a jazz combo" Irini has been exploring techniques and ways to help singers develop those phrasing skills that will make them an active participant in the interplay of the jazz group and not just the voice that sings the theme.
The singer is getting familiar with the swing feel, learns how to manage legato and syncopation and starts to develop phrasing skills. He/she masters the jazz vocabulary and obtains his/her personal jazz articulation in vocal improvisation (scat singing). While cultivating the rhythmic variety and phrasal fluency, at the same time the singer reinforces his/her creativity, imagination and personal aesthetics, which will allow him/her to become self-confident and go deeper in any jazz style.
The final goal is to be able to improvise instantly within any given melody, over any harmonic progression or rhythmic context, to "fit in" the musical environment and to be in a constant "interplay" with the rest of the musicians.