About the instructor
Davide Pannozzo has been described by critics as one of the most interesting artist’s of contemporary Blues guitar. His style is very much his own with splashes of Jeff Beck, David Gilmour, Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix.
“There are very few artists these days that can inspire and are filled with inspiration and great ideas, Davide Pannozzo is one of them. When you first hear his music you know there is something special going on…” Will Lee (Late Show with David Letterman, The Brecker Brothers, 24th Street Band, …)
Having studied Classical Guitar since the age of six, Davide went on to graduate from the Conservatory of Santa Cecilia in Rome.
During his career he has performed at a number of clubs and festivals in Italy (Pistoia Blues, Ameno Blues, Blues in Town, Accadia Blues, …) and abroad (The Bitter End in NYC, Bass Player in Los Angeles, IBC in Memphis, Ronnie Scott’s in London, Fete de la Musique in Paris,International Jazz Fest in Bucharest, Taubertal Festival in Frankfurt, …) and has played alongside artists such as George Benson, Steve Jordan, Will Lee, David Garfield, Clifford Carter, Phil Palmer and Mark Mondesir to name just a few.
Davide won the Emergenza European Acoustic Festival as Acoustic Solo Guitarist in 2009, followed by the Groove Master Award for Best Italian Blues guitarist in 2010, and most recently the Highland Uproarcompetition where he received hundreds of votes from listeners of the station in Scotland.
He has collaborated with Maestro Pippo Caruso on the TV show "Domenica IN", with Oscar-winning Maestro Luis Bacalov on “Mediterranean Harbor" produced by Walt Disney and with the masters Franco Piersanti andNicola Piovani.
His album Born Electric was released by EmArcy/Universal Music featuring very special guests: Robben Ford, Carl Verheyen and David Garfield.
His latest album "A Portrait of Jimi Hendrix" features off the floor recordings - with no overdubs - of young Italian blues guitarist and singer Davide Pannozzo performing with Lello Somma on bass and younger brother, Simone Pannozzo on drums. The album was originally recorded on analog tape and digitally released on November 27, which would have been Hendrix’s 72nd birthday. It gets #1 on iTunes top100 Blues Album in Italy and iTunes top100 New Blues Release in USA.
Interested in learning to play the Modern Blues?
Do you want to start playing the Jazz Blues with the right feeling?
Looking for a course who can help you to build up a repertoire and improve your playing effectively?
You're in the right place!
What will you find in the course?
Welcome to my new course "Jazz and Blues Standards Soloing".
In this video course, you will learn how to improvise on some of the most famous songs in the Jazz Blues tradition, with the right feeling!
We will discuss how to analyze the song and approach improvising over it. Together we will build a repertoire that will improve your playing effectively. I will teach you my approach giving you note by note transcriptions and detailed harmonic overview of each standard.
I chose 12 great songs for you! Every 15 days for six months you'll get a new lesson, each one featuring:
- an HD video where I improvise on the song!
- A written analysis of the song structure and my improvisation step by step!
- A note by note transcription of my improvised solo!
- a Jam Track to practice on!
- and my personal feedback on the video that you will send me!
Here are the standards that we're going to study together:
1) All Blues (Miles Davis)
2) The Chicken (Pee Wee Ellis)
3) Fee Fi Fo Fum (Wayne Shorter)
4) Sunny (Bobby Hebb)
5) The Thrill Is Gone (Roy Hawkins & Rick Darnell)
6) Cantaloupe Island (Herbie Hancock)
7) Summertime (George Gershwin)
8) Help The Poor (Charles Singleton)
9) Cissy Strut (The Meters)
10) I Put A Spell On You (Screamin' Jay Hawkins)
11) Chicken Dog (John Scofield)
12) So What (Miles Davis)
So let's get started,
I can’t wait to have you in my virtual classroom!
How long is the course?
The course "Jazz & Blues Standards Soloing" will last 6 months. Each 15 days, from the date of your membership, you will find a new lesson.
How does it work?
Students will receive a new lesson every 15 days. For each lesson, each student will get an overview of the topic, backing tracks and an HD video in which Davide Pannozzo will show how to approach the song. At the end of each lesson, there will be a chance to send your own work: a video that shows your playing on which you will receive a feedback from Davide in order to proceed to the next lesson.
Sending the elaborate is not mandatory unless you want to get a final certification of the course. But it is highly recommended, even to get the 100% of the potential of the course.
Each student can submit their work, with the cadence who prefers managing the workload as they want.
How much is the course? What are the payment methods?
The course has a monthly payment plan of € 59.99 or the option to get the one-time payment fee, getting 20% discount, of € 269. The monthly option will be renewed every 30 days starting from the day of enrollment for 6 months.
The payment methods are by credit card, for the monthly option, or via PayPal if you decide to pay for the entire cost.
The portion of the earnings will be donated to charity.
Currently, we are supporting the "Imagine1day" association dedicated to building schools in Ethiopia.
Read more here: http://imagine1day.org/get-to-know-us/
There will be tabs available for each improvisations? Can I download the material?
Yes, there will be tabs for each improvisation! A note by note transcription plus a specific overview for each of them!
The audio and video are not downloadable but 365 days 24 / 24h accessible online! This allows the teacher to have detailed statistics about each student and following up with each one with the most profit.
The material is available online at any time, even after the end of the course, with no expiring date!
What is the entry level required to attend the course?
The course is open to everyone. However, it would be great to have general knowledge of Harmony and Music Theory. Every scale used in this course can be found on "Scale Concepts for Modern Blues Guitar"
How does it work the certification?
After completing all the quizzes and sending the assignments for the whole course, each student will receive a final vote; They will also have the opportunity to get a certificate and a badge of participation to be included in their LinkedIn profile.
I would like to deepen some topics. Can I take lessons on Skype with Davide Pannozzo?
Sure. There is the possibility to book lessons with Davide Pannozzo via Skype. This option is however subject to Davide's availability. To find out more, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will reply as soon as possible!