Swing Improv Workout 10-Pack



  • Autumn Leaves: Jazz – playin’ the changes
  • Maiden’s Prayer: Western Swing – Hot “A” licks
  • Pennies From Heaven: Swing – Swing feel and rhythm


  • Major chords: Swing, jazz, and Western Swing licks
  • Surprise Tune
  • Dominant Chords: Swing, jazz, and Western Swing licks



The Swing Improv Workout is an ongoing class. The 10 Pack gives you ten class credits (5 months of classes). For your convenience,  you will be signed up for the next ten consecutive classes. (Swing Workout classes are booked in sets of two credits and Texas Style Tunes classes are booked in sets of three credits). Need to take a month off or want to take a break? No problem, with this pass, you can pause at any time and apply your remaining class credits forward. Please note that you’ll receive the class video for every class of the month your signed up for. Let’s get swingin’!

Stay sharp on your improv and swing skills — or if you’ve never improvised, jump in! Like any other activity that involves some getting in shape, this means working out. That’s what we do twice a month with these improv workout classes. To keep things fresh and fun, we learn a new song each month. Focus on all of the tools in the swing improvisation toolkit (don’t worry, you’ll learn these one at a time) and make sure that you are comfortable using them in creative ways. These workouts are fun, fresh, and engaging — and with this class, you’ll have time to balance swing improv practice with your fiddle tune work.

Classes are on the 1st & 3rd Thursdays of the month from 4:00 – 5:15 MDT. You can buy classes monthly or in a multi-class ten pack (for a discount).  

In the first Thursday class of each month, you’ll learn the melody of the song we’re focused on as well as the chords and ideas for variations on the melody. We play together and do lots of repetitions so that you leave each class with plenty of ideas already under your fingers.

The second class of each month will include swing workouts over the new song, and we’ll do these together. You’ll leave each class with a couple of good licks and exercises to incorporate into your solos and practices, taking in small bites of material to integrate into your playing. Then you can take these ideas with you to jams and future improvs/solos — over new songs as well as the songs we cover in the workouts. The second class of each month will also offer an opportunity for you to perform your solo (whether it’s composed, transcribed, or an improvisation) of the song(s) we’ve worked on before we go on to the next one. You’ll be swinging in no time, and fun is guaranteed 😉 


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