Storylands Sessions - Folk Music - ZOOM Workshop Series (ONLINE Event)

Storylands Sessions - Folk Music - ZOOM Workshop Series (ONLINE Event)

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THIS IS ONLINE.Learn how to arrange/ perform folk tunes and songs in a group, or solo, in this ONLINE workshop series with Hamish Napier.

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What Will These Workshops Cover?

Q: Ever sat and played a tune just fine on your own in the house, only for it to go all wobbly when you play in front of other folk at a band rehearsal or public event?

A: I know the feeling. You can learn how to go about preparing your music so you can enjoy sharing it with others.

Join award-winning musician, music tutor and experienced performer, Hamish Napier, in this workshop series that builds confidence and ideas for just that! In a relaxed, fun and highly supportive environment, we will share our work and find the best ways to get your best playing and singing into the world.

We will look at:

- playing in a band

- playing solo

- your existing repertoire, things you play already

- starting a repertoire 'wish list' and available resources for new matrial

- suggested listening material

- arranging tunes into a nice set: what makes a great set of folk tunes, e.g. well balanced and cohesive.

- how to prepare and practice on your own with the performance in mind

- introducing your music: clarity of speaking, breathing, tone and other basic public speaking skills

- how to gain confidence to perform

- when to memorise a piece of music, and when to use sheet music / charts, and how to write those charts for performance.

- how to deal with nerves and memory lapses during performances.

- embracing technology to developing your musical skills: music notation software (e.g. Sibelius) and self-recording.

- how to enjoy the whole journey from research to prep to final performance.

Bring instrument, voice memo recording device (handheld recorder or smartphone with voice memo app), paper, pen and a bit of enthusiasm and self- belief.

Workshop Series

You will get most benefit if you are able to come to all (or most) of the series, but you will be welcomed and supported whenever you can attend.

Please note that if you can't make this event time, and you live fairly locally to Badenoch & Strathspey, then same (or similar) workshop is delivered the night after in person. See this link below for info and bookings for the in-person version.

Jointly run by writer, Merryn Glover and musician, Hamish Napier, the programme includes two monthly Stories & Poetry for Performance Workshops (in person and online) led by Merryn. See here for info and bookings.

Also, we'd like to mention our 'Storylands Sessions Open Mic Nights'...

These workshops are part of a wider programme of the Storylands Sessions. An initiative of Badenoch Heritage, the Sessions are a series of community music and story events celebrating the traditions and contemporary culture of Badenoch The Storylands.

Jointly run by writer, Merryn Glover and musician, Hamish Napier, the programme includes two monthly Stories & Poetry for Performance Workshops (in person and online) led by Merryn. See here for info and bookings.

The high point of the Storylands Sessions is the monthly Open Mic Night at the Ptarmigan Dome, Loch Insh, where the material from the workshops and the wider community comes together in a celebratory and inclusive event. See this link for info and bookings.

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