Garden at jazz Camp

Jazz and Blues at Long Acre in Selsey, West Sussex
A six day course dedicated to improving guitar and bass players* of all styles and abilities.
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Learn tricks, riffs and trademark licks of the old masters of blues guitar...

Discover your inner sense of time, rhythm and the joys of ensemble playing

Develop your own style and increase your ability to express yourself through an extended mastery of jazz

And above all HAVE FUN learning, playing and jamming with your fellow musicians!

Jazz at Long Acre, set in the seaside village of Selsey in West Sussex, England from

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Individual Assessment and Tuition

Focus on acoustic and semi-acoustic jazz & blues styles

Group and individual tuition

Ensemble performance

Optional music theory and Improvisation classes

Comfortably appointed bedrooms with a choice of single, double or multiple occupancy

Regional and International cuisine including good     quality local wine.

Evening concerts/jam sessions

Tuition on bass guitar or double bass


Courses are designed for a range of experience

Blues or Rock players wishing to broaden their knowledge of jazz

Guitarists and bassists interested in becoming more
proficient in the “Hot Club” or Gyspsy Jazz” style.

Existing Django-style players wishing to move into
modern Jazz sounds

Classical or folk guitarists interested in exploring country blues techniques and Dobro “bottleneck”playing

Intermediate standard “solo” musicians seeking

experience in ensemble playing

Self-taught musicians looking to broaden their scope through a study of theory and jazz harmony


•  Individual Assessment and Tuition
With a maximum cohort of 12 students there is ample time for a one to one assessment session where you will be invited to discuss your individual aims and establish what you want to achieve. During the week you will have the opportunity for at least two further 40 minute individual lessons.

•  Ensembles
Playing in a duo, trio or quartet format, you will be given guidance working on a standard repertoire in your chosen genre.  This activity gives you a chance to develop your own arrangements and to put into practice material covered in Theory and Improvisation classes.

•  Basic Theory and Musicianship
Many of the practitioners of Blues Guitar and Gypsy Jazz guitar learned to play without any formal study of music theory or the ability to read and write music notation and so can you. HOWEVER even a basic grounding in the rudiments of music and how they apply to jazz can help to vastly accelerate your learning experience. This module covers the “nuts and bolts” aspect of what makes music work. Lessons are conducted largely away from the instrument and deal with methods of understanding the three core elements of music making; rhythm, melody and harmony (see Courses)

•  Intermediate/Advanced Theory and Improvisation
For those who already possess a working knowledge of the rudiments of music. This module investigates chord/scale relationships, chord extensions, substitution, re-harmonisation and how to incorporate these into your playing (see Courses)

•  Timetable
Click here to see A sample timetable please note that timetables vary according to the number of students interested in each module

We Offer

Price List (Full Board)
Per Person £365 (sharing a twin room)
*Single supplement £200
**Non-participating partner sharing a room £250
***Multiple Accommodation £325 (3+ in a room)
Bookings confirmed upon receipt of £100 deposit

Please send your completed booking form to:

Dave Murrell Music
37 Woodland Road, Selsey, West Sussex PO20 0AL. United Kingdom.

email enquiries to:
Telephone: 01243 602956 or Mobile: 07828 922634

Click here for printable Booking Form

*Players of other string and wind instruments wishing to gain experience in the field of jazz are welcome on the course.
They may join practical groups, theory and improvisation classes but should already possess a good degree of facility
on their instrument as we are unable to offer them instrumental lessons.