CLASSICAL MUSIC IMPROVISATION

MONDAY 20 JANUARY 2020

11.30am-12.40pm & 2.10pm-3.10pm - Australian Society for Music Education (ASME) Summer School at WAAPA, Western Australia

CLASSICAL MUSIC IMPROVISATION
The Lost Mystical Art Of Improvisation
Demonstration & Workshop with Rupert Guenther



Open to all instruments including voice, percussion, piano, strings, brass, woodwind. 

Bring your instruments*. No previous improvisation experience necessary!

This method of making our own classical music through improvisation utilises all the wonderful classical training, sensitivity, nuance and experience which classical players already have. The compositional nature of this approach shows students how music is built from the inside out, and allows players to create their very own musical works in much the same way as a painter paints pictures of the imagination onto a blank canvas. It makes improvisation a deeply rewarding personal experience at home or on the stage, and can be taught, leaned, performed and assessed just like any classical music.

Suitable for instrumental performers and teachers from beginner primary and high school level to university and professional levels. Its inclusiveness allows for any combination of instruments, from solo to ensembles, solving the common issue of finding suitable music scores to match instrumentation, and is able to easily adjust to differing abilities and ages.

Bookings

*optional but encouraged 

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TEACHER TRAINING FOR CLASSICAL IMPROVISATION

TUESDAY 22 JANUARY 2020

10am-11am & 11.30am-12.30pm - Australian Society for Music Education (ASME) Summer School at WAAPA, Western Australia

Teacher Training for Classical Improvisation
Demonstration & Workshop with Rupert Guenther

Open to all instruments including voice, percussion, piano, strings, brass, woodwind.

Bring your instruments*. No previous improvisation experience necessary!

Continuing on from the Classical Music Improvisation workshop, this session focuses on up-skilling on the full range of approaches for teaching improvisation to different age and ability levels, from primary school beginners to secondary school and beyond, for both solo and ensemble situations.

Considerations include developing a compositional approach improvisation, effective use of aspects such as tonality, rhythm, articulation, musical genre and style, ambience, texture, tension, silence, accompaniment, melody, dynamics, tone, expression, phrasing, and more. Also includes discussion and question forum, and an introduction to using existing classical skills to step into other musical genres, from world music to basic blues.

Bookings

*optional but encouraged

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GOING ELECTRIC FOR STRINGS

WEDNESDAY 22 JANUARY 2020

10am-12pm $40/35 concession - Leederville, Western Australia

Everything you need for going electric with violin, viola, cello & contra-bass

Open to all students, music teachers and musicians of an intermediate standard and above

Learn how to go electric for strings. Includes practical instruction and experience in every aspect of going electric. Discover how to use the different types of instruments, what the different FX pedals do and how to use them, using looping pedals, and a practical understanding of the range of amps and PAs.

This course allows participants of classical string instruments to have the first hand experience and know-how to play on electric instruments in rock, blues, pop and folk/world music solo or in bands. Also available is expert consultation and guidance to purchase appropriate instruments, amps and FX if you don't already have them.

Small group class. Bookings essential.

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HEALING STAGE-FRIGHT

WEDNESDAY 22 JANUARY 2020

1-3pm $40/35 concession - Leederville, Western Australia

Open to ALL instruments including voice, percussion, piano, strings, brass, woodwind etc

Stage-fright is a big issue for some people, and a significant issue for many. If you do get really nervous to the extent that you can’t express yourself or share and enjoy what you really love about music in your performances, this course will enable you to begin to heal your fears around performing, and regain your original inspiration for taking up music in the first place.

You will learn practical on-the-spot approaches which will change your whole experience of playing in public, and dissolve the old patterns which caused you to feel anxiety instead of joy. Includes specific take-home techniques and practical tools for on-stage use in even the most demanding performances.

Pre-requisite: open to all musicians (also available formats for public speakers, presenters and teachers doing presentations etc)

Small group class. Bookings essential.

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CLASSICAL MUSIC IMPROVISATION

THURSDAY 23 JANUARY 2020

10am-4pm $100/$80 concession - Leederville, Western Australia

No previous improvisation experience necessary! Open to ALL instruments including voice, percussion, piano, strings, brass, woodwind etc

This is an opportunity for participants to get intensive (and fun!) experience in making their own music through improvisation and composition.

Open to all players 12+ years, teachers and musicians of an intermediate standard and above, who want to start music improvisation and composition or accelerate their progress further.

Learn how to improvise and compose your own music solo or in bands and ensembles. Includes classical music, rock, pop, blues and folk/world music sounds and styles. Start your own band, record your own music, or just jam with your friends. These skills enable you to express yourself, your ideas and your passion through your own music. They are the ticket to being able to join in and play with other students and musicians of any musical background or style without needing music stands or pieces of paper for the notes. No need to learn another instrument to join in, the instrument you can already play is perfect!

Small group class. Bookings essential.

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VIOLIN TECHNIQUE, REPERTOIRE & HISTORY

FRIDAY 24 JANUARY 2020

10am-4pm $100/80 concession - Leederville, Western Australia

These classes are based on the technique developed by European violin pedagogue Igor Ozim.

This is an opportunity to further your ongoing professional technical and musical development focusing on both right hand and left hand technique. Includes exactly how to prepare and execute all bow strokes (detache, martele, legato, colle, spiccato, up-bow & down-bow staccato, ricochet, flying staccato), technical etudes/studies and concert repertoire, and raising your tone, phrasing , articulation, intensity, and projection to a soloistic level, correct preparation and practice for reliable left hand technique, intonation, shifting, vibrato, double-stops, harmonics and stop-harmonics.

Also foundations of teaching including preparatory exercise systems, technical/musical development sequence, and analytic insights for technique problem solving. Please bring your instruments and note pads, these are practical participation classes (but are also open to observers).

Please book in advance as there are LIMITED PLACES!

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THE MYSTICAL ART OF IMPROVISATION

WEDNESDAY 3 – SUNDAY 7JUNE 2020

Times to be confirmed - International Society For Improvised Music (ISIM) 12th International Conference, Melbourne.

The "Mystical Art Of Improvisation", exploring the making of and listening to inspirational music as a healing journey, embracing the importance of the mystical/intuitive aspects of improvisation as much as the compositional considerations, music as meditation, music as story-telling, and music as having a living relationship with our inner imagination and outer form dimensions.

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CLASSICAL MUSIC IMPROVISATION

MONDAY 10 AUGUST 2020

3-4.30pm - European String Teachers Association (ESTA UK) Summer School, Chichester, United Kingdom

CLASSICAL MUSIC IMPROVISATION

The Lost Mystical Art Of Improvisation Recital/Lecture-Demonstration/Workshop with Rupert Guenther

Bring your instruments. No previous improvisation experience necessary.

Rupert Guenther presents his new breakthrough method of classical music improvisation, which allows classical musicians without any previous improvisation experience to improvise freely with real depth and meaning, and give wings to their own feelings, imagination and life experience, in much the same way that a painter creates pictures of the imagination onto a blank canvas.

The method utilises all the wonderful classical training, sensitivity, nuance and vast experience which classical players already have, and adds a working grasp of the four parameters of music which form the basis of all music throughout time. Through this we develop a living relationship with the full range of tonality, and engage as much the intuitive/imaginative self as well. The deeply compositional qualities of this approach makes improvisation not only a reliable art form but also a deeply rewarding personal “journey” experience for performer and audience alike, for fun at home or on the concert hall stage.

It is suitable for instrumental performers and teachers from primary and high school level to university and professional levels. This practical hands-on approach creates the skills, resources and confidence for classical players and instrumental teachers to perform and teach classical music improvisation in an age-appropriate, effective and rewarding way for themselves and their students.

It forms a profound basis for both music composition and interpretation, and additionally, adds energy and insight to every performer’s musicianship whether in improvisation or traditional repertoire. This approach is open to all instruments including voice, percussion, piano, strings, brass, woodwind etc, so creating a very inclusive approach to ensemble and group improvisation lessons and performance.

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HEALING STAGE-FRIGHT

WEDNESDAY 12 AUGUST 2020

3-4.30 pm - European String Teachers Association (ESTA UK) Summer School, Chichester, United Kingdom

HEALING STAGE-FRIGHT

Workshop in healing stage-fright. Bring your instrument! All welcome.
Practical approaches for musicians with Rupert Guenther.

Stage-fright is a big issue for some people, and a significant issue for many. If you do get really nervous to the extent that you can’t express yourself or share and enjoy what you really love about music in your performances, this workshop will enable you to begin to heal your fears around performing, and regain your original inspiration for taking up music in the first place. You will learn practical on-the-spot approaches which will change your whole experience of playing in public, and begin to dissolve the old patterns which caused you to feel anxiety instead of joy. Includes specific take-home techniques and practical tools for on-stage use in even the most demanding performances.

Bookings

All concepts, text, course content, description, including the name Integrated Contemporary Performance are copyright and remain the property of Flat-Out Artists Pty Ltd