MAY SOUNDCATCHER WORKSHOPS --- USEFUL SKILLS FOR ANYONE MAKING MUSIC Arlington, VA
May 14-16 IMPROVISATION INTENSIVE
Director: Tina Chancey
Additional Coaches: Loren Ludwig, Sarah Cunningham
FIRST U.S. INTENSIVE
Anyone can improvise but few of us do. We scare ourselves by comparing our improvs to written music; that’s like comparing a ball game to a ballet. Improv is a spontaneous process, it’s collaborative, it tells a story, and it requires different skills from interpreting composed music. This three-day intensive workshop makes you aware of the music you have inside yourself, and gives you the skills to start sharing it. Helpful for musicians at any level.
May 21-22 PLAY BY EAR INTENSIVE
Directors/Coaches: Tina Chancey, Bruce Hutton
Don't be paper-trained! A two-day intensive teaching skills that help you play medieval, Renaissance, Old Time and Irish tunes by ear. You will learn how to make aural maps, use your ear like a tape recorder; listen for modes, harmonies & melodic patterns. Requirement: a basic facility on your instrument: know note names and fingerings.
TUITION--IMPROVISATION--$150 PLAY BY EAR--$100
Out-of-town participants will be housed with local musicians; meals will be cooked and eaten communally.
For more information and application form contact:
Tina Chancey, 3706 N. 17th St.,
Arlington, VA 22207; 703-525-7550