Workshops/Online courses/Masterclasses/Recording opportunities
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Jazz Vocal Workshop
The Bedford Tavern, London/Finsbury Park
Accompanist: Luca Boscagin
Limited space: BOOK asap by email firstname.lastname@example.org
(SOCIAL DISTANCING APPLIES AND THE ROOM IS COVID-19 SECURE)
If we have to cancel due to new restrictions, a full refund will be made.
'Communicate your musical ideas'
In this session we'll be focusing on the interaction between the singer and accompanist and explore ways in how to best communicate your musical ideas, both verbally and musically.
-How to count in to different feels/tempo's/time signatures
-How to cue the ending you want
-Different arrangements to your chosen songs
-How to lead your accompanist vocally in rubato/colla voce
-Moving from one feel to another (Ballad to Swing/Swing to bossa etc)
NEW DATES coming soon
Recording opportunity with Emilia-Vocal Coach and Matt
PORCUPINE STUDIO-SOUTH LONDON
2h lessons with Emilia
Approximately 30 min slot in workshop
1,5h in the studio
Record a professional sounding demo
The process of this recording opportunity is structured so to bring out the absolute best of you on the day of the recording. We'll work together on picking out repertoire, refining technical issues and coming up with authentic arrangements and interpretations of your chosen songs.
Prior to the recording session you'll get the opportunity to workshop your chosen songs during a session together with myself as your coach and Matt as your accompanist. This will be an opportunity to try out arrangements, discuss the overall approach you want to take once you're in the studio and make some final tweaks to your chosen repertoire.
The aim will be to walk away with a professional sounding demo.
JUNE 18TH-10TH OF JULY-2021
LEARN A SONG INSIDE & OUT
ONLINE JAZZ VOCAL COURSE IN 5 PARTS
With Emilia Martensson and Matt Robinson
An online course in 5 parts which focuses on:
DAY 1) TONE/PITCH & TIME/FEEL
18th June 17.30-19.30
DAY 2) STORYTELLING & JAZZ PHRASING
19th June 11.00-13.00
DAY 3) IMPROVISATION
20th June 11.00-13.00
DAY 4) HOW TO PRACTICE
3rd July 11.00-13.00
DAY 5) PERFORMANCE
10th July 11.00-13.00
You will receive audio and video files with guided practice routines, backing tracks, and worksheets to use for your own individual practice in between the sessions.
The course focuses on ONE specific song. The aim is for each student to perform their own unique take on SKYLARK, to a custom-made backing track, which will be pre-recorded for you by pianist Matt Robinson based on your musical ideas and interpretation of the song. This performance will take place in session 5.
AIMED AT SINGERS OF AN INTERMEDIATE-ADVANCED LEVEL..
(MAX 6 SINGERS/COURSE)
SEND ME AN EMAIL IF YOU ARE INTERESTED: BEYONDVOCALSUK@GMAIL..COM
EVERY FIRST MONDAY OF THE MONTH
ONLINE PRACTICE GROUPS
WHEN: FIRST MONDAY OF EVERY MONTH 18.00-19.00
(Coming up: 7th of June and then 5/7, 2/8, 6/9)
Open for singers from all levels of experience.
Each session will be based on the 1h practice pod template and will involve:
15min-Vocal warm up's and focused practice on vocal technique including breath, support, posture, pitch, tone, time and feel.
15min-Work on repertoire.
15min- 'Mix it up': Improvisational concepts, Songwriting, Listening, Aural awareness etc.
15min- Playtime 'Sing for fun'. I will open this slot up to anyone who would like to 'perform' or share something they are working on. This slot is also open for any questions you might have.
YOU CAN BE INVOLVED AS LITTLE OR AS MUCH AS YOU LIKE IN THESE SESSIONS. IF YOU RATHER JUST HANG OUT ON MUTE THAT'S ALL GOOD. IF YOU WANT TO BRING A SONG TO GET FEEDBACK ON, THIS IS ALSO WELCOMED. HOWEVER, THE PURPOSE OF THESE SESSIONS WILL BE TO GIVE YOU ALL A PROPER VOCAL WORKOUT AND GET US ALL PRACTICING TOGETHER.
EMAIL ME ON BEYONDVOCALSUK.GMAIL.COM
YOU WILL RECEIVE A LINK UPON PAYMENT.
(A new link is provided each week. Please email me no later than 12.00 the same day).