Education


Melodic Stylizing for Jazz Vocalists and Instrumentalists

Online clinic

Downloadable materials from clinic:

Melodic Stylizing document
This document is the source of the Melodic Stylizing video. It details nine techniques of stylizing and applies them to the first four bars of Summertime.
Melodic Stylizing- Gwinnell.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 642.8 KB
Sarah Vaughan September in the Rain Analysis
This PDF of Sarah Vaughan's, "September in the Rain" from Live at Mister Kelly's live recording, is a transcription with melodic stylization analysis placed next to the original lead sheet. It shows the techniques that Sarah uses to personalize the melody.
Sarah Vaughan September in the Rain Anal
Adobe Acrobat Document 2.9 MB
Sarah Vaughan September in the Rain WITHOUT Analysis
This PDF of Sarah Vaughan's, "September in the Rain" from Live at Mister Kelly's live recording, is a transcription placed next to the original lead sheet. It doesn't include melodic stylization analysis.
September in the Rain SV vs Lead.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 122.1 KB
Summertime- Melodic Stylization
This is the version of Summertime sung by Ellie Martin in the Melodic Stylization video clinic. The bottom version is analyzed and the top is not.
Melodic Stylization Clinic- Summertime.p
Adobe Acrobat Document 96.9 KB

Education

Based out of Detroit, Scott Gwinnell holds various positions at some of Metro-Detroit's respected jazz instituitions as well as being the creator and director of the 12 year old, Metro-Detroit Jazz Workshop. Gwinnell also is a private instructor, teaching lessons in jazz piano, arranging, composition, and computer music notation in his Clinton Township studio. Some of the places Gwinnell currently teaches at:

 

Oakland University- Scott is a lecturer at OU, conducting the Oakland Jazz Singers, and is the instructor of jazz piano, arranging, and theory. Scott also plays in the faculty jazz quartet.

 

Michigan State University Community School- Under the leadership of Rodney Whitaker, Scott is the jazz piano instructor as well as combo coach.

 

Music Hall Center for Performing Arts- Scott is the Director of Vocal Jazz, working with talented upcoming students, and organizes performances.

 

Piano Studio- Scott teaches a select number of private students in his Clinton Township studio. See page for specific info.

 

Detroit Jazz Workshop- The DJW, created by Scott in 2008, offers a week-long summer day camp to students of all ages, experience, and instruments.