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General Courses for Music Enthusiasts

 


GA01 MUSIC IMPROVISATION FOR TEENS*

GA01 Music Improvisation for Teens

Open to all players 8+ years of age, of an intermediate standard and above, who want to start music improvisation and composition or accelerate their progress further.

Open to all instruments including voice.

Description: This is an opportunity for small group classes of students to get intensive (and fun), experience in making their own music through improvisation and composition - and no previous improvisation or composition experience necessary! It is structured to allow you to explore your own musical areas of interest in a respectful and imaginative space, and to find your own musical “voice”.

Learn how to improvise and compose your own music, solo, with friends or in bands and ensembles. We touch on many styles including classical music, rock, pop, blues and folk/world music sounds and styles. If you have always wanted to make your own music, write songs, improvise, compose music, be able to jam or play in a band, this course will give you a lot of positive experience and helpful tips and approaches you can use for the rest of your life. 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, is a great freedom to give yourself. No need to learn another instrument to join in, the instrument you can already play is perfect! 
Bring your instrument, a drink bottle, pen and note pad.


Contact: To find out more please contact +61 0413 265 831 or click here to email

* All concepts, text, course content, description, including the name Integrated Contemporary Performance are copyright © and remain the property of Sonum Solis Pty Ltd

 

GA02 BANDS & SOLO ACTS WORKSHOP SERIES*

Course information coming soon.

 

GA03 SONGWRITING*


Course information coming soon.

 

GA04 COMPOSITION*


GA04 Composition

Composers and songwriters invited to apply.

Format: Masterclass or individual lessons

Masterclasses also available world-wide on Zoom.

Description: In this course you learn how to refine and shape the ideas in your songwriting to be true to your inspiration, and to craft the mood via the arrangement to reflect the real spirit of the story you want to share with your audience. You will explore a number of approaches which will add experience and depth for your musical palette regarding the metre, chords and changes for you to draw on. As importantly you will learn how, at will, to always be in the space where everything just flows (“in the zone”) for your writing, not leaving inspiration as a haphazard thing which sometimes happens. We will be examining some existing songs from history, but most importantly focusing on your own ideas and writing, so that you come away at the end of the course with your own inspired body of work.

Pre-requisite: N/A

To find out more about these masterclass courses email us or call Tanya on 0413 265 831.

* All concepts, text, course content, description, including the name Integrated Contemporary Performance are copyright © and remain the property of Sonum Solis Pty Ltd

 

GA05 GOING ELECTRIC FOR STRINGS*


GA05 Going Electric for Strings

Open to violin, viola, cello, and contra bass

Format: Masterclass or individual lessons

Masterclasses also available world-wide on Zoom.

Description: The complete how, why, and what of going electric for strings. Includes demonstration and practical instruction in every aspect of going electric:
• the different types of instruments and their professional uses,
• application and contexts of using FX,
• and a practical understanding of the full range of amps and PAs.

This is a thorough preparation for competency and creativity in using electric instruments and amplification in all the contexts facing the modern professional string player.

Every aspect is taught, from light acoustic sound reinforcement and the use of electronics, to rock bands and studio playing, high volume output, extended playing techniques and experimental soundscapes, and on-stage environments. As an adjunct to this, classes and training in improvisation and various musical performance contexts (both electric and acoustic) are available to maximise professional outcomes in the diversity of the contemporary classical musician's environment. Also available by appointment to school and university departments is expert consultation, contacts and guidance to purchase appropriate instruments and amplification if required.

Pre-requisite: Advanced to professional proficiency on your instrument is necessary.

To find out more about these masterclass courses email us or call Tanya on 0413 265 831.

* All concepts, text, course content, description, including the name Integrated Contemporary Performance are copyright © and remain the property of Sonum Solis Pty Ltd

 

GA06 LIVE LOOPING FOR GOING ELECTRIC*


GA06 Live Looping for Going Electric

Applications from all instruments invited, providing they have electronic interface such as a pickup or microphone fitted and working. Must have a functioning looping pedal and all cables, power supply and necessary accessories.

Format: Masterclass or individual lessons

Masterclasses also available world-wide on Zoom.

Description: Live looping is a whole genre of playing in itself. Keeping your ideas fresh, fluid and creative, yet also accurate, expressive and relaxed while looping is an art. This course shows you the essentials of live looping, and helps you explore, discover and develop your own sound and style. It also puts you through your paces so that your performances are as atmospheric and dynamic as a tight ensemble - which is what looping is for all intents is mirroring.

Pre-requisite: N/A

To find out more about these masterclass courses email us or call Tanya on 0413 265 831.
* All concepts, text, course content, description, including the name Integrated Contemporary Performance are copyright © and remain the property of Sonum Solis Pty Ltd

 

GA07 SOUNDSCAPES & CONTEMPORARY PLAYING TECHNIQUES*


GA07: Soundscapes & Contemporary Playing Techniques* — exploring new dimensions of sound for improvisation in the 21st century

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

Format: Masterclass or individual lessons

Masterclasses also available world-wide on Zoom.

Description: This course focuses on developing and consolidating a new palette of tonal and experimental sounds on acoustic & amplified instruments for application in contemporary classical performance for classical players as original artists. Includes developing soundscapes, and intensive work in known as well as new contemporary playing techniques, and explores the expressive potential of the instrument from a wide and innovative sonic perspective. Dedicated to completely practical, useful skills for new repertoires for the concert platform for all professional musicians.

Pre-requisite: Masterclass ICP2

To find out more about these masterclass courses email us or call Tanya on 0413 265 831.

* All concepts, text, course content, description, including the name Integrated Contemporary Performance are copyright © and remain the property of Sonum Solis Pty Ltd

 

GA08 IMPROVISATION - DIVERSE MUSICAL STYLES*


GA08: Improvisation - Diverse Musical Styles*

Individuals and existing ensemble applications invited.

Format: Masterclass or individual lessons

Masterclasses also available world-wide on Zoom.

Description: As well as a very useful introduction to the foundations of all music improvisation, this course shows how our improvisation can be enriched and deepened through understanding the basic features of a range of musical styles and influences. This course explores the practical aspects, scales, tonalities, playing techniques and touch which make up the fundamental sounds in the spectrum of music - from meditative Asian temple music influences, to blues, roots, folk, rock, gypsy, Celtic, jazz, African and South American flavours and beyond.

Pre-requisite:N/A

To find out more about these masterclass courses email us or call Tanya on 0413 265 831.

* All concepts, text, course content, description, including the name Integrated Contemporary Performance are copyright © and remain the property of Sonum Solis Pty Ltd

 

GA09 CROSS-ARTS IMPROVISATION*


GA09: Cross-Arts Improvisation - Inter-disciplinary improvisation performance

Open to practitioners from music and all arts, science, technology, and humanities backgrounds.

No previous improvisation experience necessary.

Format: workshops or ongoing classes

Description: Inter-disciplinary improvisation performance is an exciting area of contemporary music, where music and the other arts intersect in new works which explore new frontiers. The resulting hybrid of sound, visuals, speech, text, technology & electronics is an ever expanding genre of creative expression appearing increasingly frequently on the programs at progressive arts festivals worldwide. The training, expertise, discipline, and imagination which this course draws on touch into the heart of traditional arts practice, and from there absorbs, questions, and incorporates everything - from the ancient to the avant-garde, from the intimate to the massive, from the primative to advanced technologies, from the formal stage to the most informal locations, where car parks can be as much a stage as concert halls. The approaches taught in these inter-disciplinary courses bring classical music training up to the front edge of the wave in the 21st century.

Pre-requisite: Advanced to professional proficiency in your chosen field

To find out more about these masterclass courses email us or call Tanya on 0413 265 831.

* All concepts, text, course content, description, including the name Integrated Contemporary Performance are copyright © and remain the property of Sonum Solis Pty Ltd

 

GA10 HEALING STAGE-FRIGHT*

GA10 Healing Stage-fright

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

Format: Masterclass or individual lessons

Masterclasses also available world-wide on Zoom.

Description: 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)

To find out more about these masterclass courses email us or call Tanya on 0413 265 831.

* All concepts, text, course content, description, including the name Integrated Contemporary Performance are copyright © and remain the property of Sonum Solis Pty Ltd

 

GA11 MEDITATION & RELAXATION FOR MUSICIANS*


GA11 Meditation & Relaxation for Musicians

Format: Masterclass or individual lessons

Masterclasses also available world-wide on Zoom.

Description: Learn relaxation and meditation for inner peace. Simple and effective approaches to self-nurture you can use throughout your day, as well as more traditional sit down meditation styles. Learn simple techniques for how to be really grounded and present, how to clear your energy field, and develop inner peace through practice, self acceptance and compassion. Techniques include breathing exercises, visualisation, body awareness & relaxation, and both active and quietude meditation styles. Emphasis is on creating wellbeing outcomes to suit each individual which are attainable and conducive to the high demands of professional life.

Pre-requisite:N/A

To find out more about these masterclass courses email us or call Tanya on 0413 265 831.

(Disclaimer: Rupert Guenther is not a medical doctor. Participants with a history of mental health issues are encouraged to consult their regular health professional before enrolling) 

* All concepts, text, course content, description, including the name Integrated Contemporary Performance are copyright © and remain the property of Sonum Solis Pty Ltd

 

GA12 HEALING-BASED ACTIVISM AND HUMANITERIAN IDEALS & LEADERSHIP
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