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Course Outline

BEYOND VOCALS COURSE STRUCTURE 2023

This is a compass of the week. The week has an open organic structure to suit the group, i.e. some of the outlines might change slightly. 

 

Arrive on Sunday 13th for welcome drinks at 19.00

Monday 14th of August

 

10.00-10.45

INTRODUCTION 

 

10.45-11.15

VOCAL WARM-UP & VOCAL WORKOUT: 

 

11.15-12.30

MASTERCLASS: THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SINGER AND PIANIST

12.30-13.45

LUNCH

 

13.45-18.00

MASTERCLASS: THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SINGER AND PIANIST

 

20.00-21.00

WELCOME CONCERT

 

 

 

 

 Tuesday 15th of August

 

10.00-10.45

Vocal session with Marina

 

11.00-11.30

Performance Mindset 

 

   11.30-13.00   

WORKSHOP:

INTERPRETATIONS OF JAZZ STANDARDS 

 

13.00-14.30

 LUNCH

 

14.30-18.00

WORKSHOP:

INTERPRETATIONS OF JAZZ STANDARDS 

20.00-22.30

OPEN MIC NIGHT 

Manzioli Wine Bar

 

 

Wednesday 16th of August

 

10.30-11.00

Vocal Warm up with Beth 

 

11.00-13.00

MASTERCLASS:  Understanding Jazz Harmony with Matt

 

13.00-14.15

LUNCH

14.30-15.30

Discussion: Artistic Identity

15.45-18.00

MASTERCLASS:

 Imagination & Creativity

20.00-22.00

JAM SESSION at 'Bife Pri Kralju'

 

Thursday 17th of August

 

10.00-10.30

WARM-UP

 

10.30-11.00

Discussion

The role of the singer 

 

11.00-11.30

INTRODUCTION TO THE DRUM KIT AND THE ROLE OF THE DRUMMER

 

11.30-11.45

BREAK

 

11.45-12.15

 INTRODUCTION TO THE BASS AND THE ROLE OF THE BASS PLAYER

 

12.15-13.00

 INTRODUCTION TO THE PIANO AND THE ROLE OF THE PIANO PLAYER

 

 13.00-14.30

LUNCH

 

14.30-18.00

WORKSHOP

Q&A for Rhythm section

LEAD THE BAND - COMMUNICATE YOUR MUSICAL IDEAS

 

19.00

BOAT RIDE + DINNER (39EUR)

Friday 18th of August

 

11.00-13.00

WORKSHOP

LEAD THE BAND - COMMUNICATE YOUR MUSICAL IDEAS

 

13.00-14.30

LUNCH

 

14.30-19.00

WORKSHOP

LEAD THE BAND - COMMUNICATE YOUR MUSICAL IDEAS

 

FREE NIGHT-Fish Festival 

Saturday 19th of August

 

10.30-11.30 Summary

13.00-17.00

FINAL CONCERT 

 

EXTRA ADDITIONS

As part of implementing more momentum for my course participants, I am this year including: 

-A one-to-one online GOAL SETTING session before the course

-Access to an online library of vocal warm-ups, vocal workouts, and jazz exercises. 

THE WEEK HAS AN ORGANIC STRUCTURE, MEANING WE VERY MUCH TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THE NEEDS AND WISHES OF THE GROUP. SOME MINOR AMENDMENTS TO THE SCHEDULE AND LIVE EVENTS MIGHT THEREFORE TAKE PLACE. 

Masterclass: The relationship between singer and pianist

Playing duo becomes a magical experience when both singer and pianist allow for the conversation to flow freely between them whilst together going to look for new routes within the song. 

 

 In these sessions, you get to work on your repertoire with highly acclaimed pianist Matt Robinson who specialises in accompanying singers and who has worked with some of the leading vocalists on the European jazz Scene. 

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Masterclass: Interpretation of Jazz Standards

How do we go about learning a song from the inside and out so that we can fly inside of a song? 

 

Each song from this incredible repertoire is your playground.

 

This session is all about nurturing creativity and imagination in your approach to some of your favorite songs whilst learning some of the important basics of song structure, functional harmony, and jazz phrasing. 

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Workshop: Jazz phrasing and story telling 

In this session, we'll explore individual expression and interpretation of jazz repertoire. What is the song about? How can you approach the song differently to create different stories with the same song? 

 

We will explore how we can reconstruct and become more playful and conversant with our phrases whilst also experimenting with vocal tone and nuances and how we can practice developing a more expressive and imaginative approach to our songs.  

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Workshop: Lead the band- Communicate your musical ideas

What is the role of each instrument within the rhythm section? What sounds, grooves, and textures can the drumkit create? What is the relationship between the bass and the melody? What does the pianist expect from us on the bandstand?

 

In this session, we'll dive deeper into our roles as bandleaders whilst also learning more about each instrument so we can start becoming more creative within this standard setting.

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