Effective group improvisation
  • rhinegold theatre  
  • 4th Oct 2017
  • 15:35 - 16:20

Revered composer Christopher Norton (Microjazz, Micromusicals) leads this workshop on improvisation. Focussing on group work, this session will help you find the ‘inner voice’ of every student, leading to greater instrumental proficiency and increased confidence.

We’ll start by learning a piece by ear, before developing simple rhythmic motifs and a feeling for melodic structure, adding variations along the way; all while developing our simultaneous reading and improvising skills. Not to be missed!

Delegates will learn:

  • How to clap and then play a variety of rhythms with backing track
  • How to use a small number of notes for maximum effect
  • How to combine a variety of simple techniques to create satisfying melodies of your own
  • How to improvise longer but still coherent ideas.
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