The Music Experience
Sound Music Magic
An exploration of vocal & instrumental improvisation and self – expression. Get out of your mind and into your music !
A playshop for people who already play instruments, as well as those who have less experience but have a free and positive attitude to music. A fun, inspiring and stimulating and supportive space to experience the joy and healing power of self–expression using sound, voice, rhythm and music.
Using sound, silence, voices, drums, percussion and other instruments, we shall create improvised music within well-defined yet flexible musical boundaries. An opportunity to exercise your creativity, sensitivity and imagination – discover your own music, within boundaries which are challenging yet safe.
‘Sound Music Magic’ explores a hundred ways to make music and provides an opportunity to discover, express and communicate different parts of ourselves in flowing waves of sound and dynamics of group energy.
Create magical, spontaneous soundscapes, musical and vocal happenings – gently flowing journeys of subtly, suddenly, beautifully changing moods and textures, silence, stillness & wonder…
Learn about song structure, lyric writing and the elements of songwriting in different styles,.
Practise creating ideas through intuitive, spontaneous singing & playing; begin turning ideas into songs & compositions. Get inspired !
Develop essential personal qualities: patience, perseverance, self-discipline, concentration, self-confidence and the courage to perform.
Perform your song babies – get feedback and encouragement from the tutor and the group.
Explore your creative process. Identify blocks and what you need to reach your goals.
Expand your musical knowledge:
- Rhythm musicianship: beat, rhythm,
- General musicianship: harmony & theory.
- Singing musicianship: free the musical voice to improvise and create melodies; vocal phrasing; singing and playing together in time.
- Arranging: the basics, for different instruments.