DISPLAY by MUSICRAFT in the foyer Merchandise for woodwinds and brass will be on display plus Victor de Freitas and his team will be on hand to assist with spot repairs - bring your instrument!
Saturday 29 April WORKSHOPS R120 for the day or R30 per workshop Please pre-book by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org *Financial assistance is available 9.30am - 10.30am (Big Band Room) Effective use of smartphones and ipads in music education Presented by Alistair Andrews - Music Technology Specialist at Paul Bothner Music Bring your ideas to life – anytime, by using an iPad or Smartphone. Make teaching more interactive and more enjoyable for the students. 1. Practice note names 2. Practice sight-reading rhythms 3. Teach parts of the drum kit 4. Teach ear-training 5. Improvisation 6. Teach form 7. Use as a score reader 8. Interactive listening 9. Create a class backing track and play along with classroom instruments 10. Discover the orchestra 11. Capture student performances 12. Use your iPad as a “TV camera”
9.30am - 10.30am (Reeler Theatre) Exploring a Fourths approach for Jazz Improvisation presented by Roland Moses The perfect fourth has become an essential part of a jazz musician’s harmonic and melodic language. Many musicians incorporate these intervals in their improvisations to provide distinction between the different styles. Pianists have also explored chord voicings based on quartal harmony in order to create angular and intervallic melodic lines either in compositions or improvisations. Modal Jazz, Jazz/rock, fusion compositions generally use a harmonic framework with relatively small number of chord changes e.g. Chameleon (Herbie Hancock), Steps (Chick Corea). These compositions encourage improvisers to expand their approach to include the possibility of fourths in their improvisations. These tunes, with a slower harmonic rhythm, allow the improviser greater harmonic freedom to explore different melodic and harmonic possibilities. This presentation looks at the technical development and application of the Fourth approach for Jazz improvisation.
10.30am - 11.30am (Reeler Theatre) The South African Songbook Presented by the Bokani Dyer with Romy Brauteseth South Africa is an irrevocable centre of creative distinction in jazz music, and an active effort at preservation and revival of the genre is needed in order to both serve as a platform for the gifted jazz musicians of our time, and generate a greater awareness and appreciation for the genre at large. Bokani will focus on South African composers and compositions dating back 70 years to current day. It will be listening as well as getting the students to participate in playing some of the pieces so please bring your instrument.
11.30am - 12.30pm (Reeler Theatre) The Rites of Springs: Sound designs - gimmicks or music? Presented by Carlo Mombelli In this workshop I will explain my fascination with sound designs and especially springs, how it started in my teenage years and how I have incorporated that into my art of composition which in turn has had an impact on how I approach playing my instrument the - bass. I will have my bass and my springs with me and demonstrate my stories.
12.30pm - 1.10pm: LUNCH
1.15pm - 1.50pm: SA/ITALIA CONCERT featuring Marta Giulioni (vocals), Federico Zoppi (saxophone), Thomas Lasca (guitar), Sibusiso Matsimela (acoustic bass) and Jarryd West (drums).
2.00pm - 3.30pm (Reeler Theatre) Vocal Masterclass Presented by Nicky Schrire with pianist Andrew Lilley Nicky Schrire will work with vocalists in a master class format, open to the public. She will guide and challenge a handful of student singers (selected from applicants) who will be accompanied by pianist, Andrew Lilley. Each singer will present a song, which will be critiqued, constructively, in front of the listeners, fellow musicians and educators. This style of teaching is used frequently in the classical realm, but less so in the jazz idiom, and it is a wonderful way for an audience to experience the effects of teaching and application in action. Schrire has participated in master classes with Kurt Elling, Sheila Jordan, Francois du Toit, Franklin Larey and more. She has a BMus from UCT's College of Music and a Master of Music degree from New York's Manhattan School of Music. She is a part-time lecturer at the University of Cape Town.
2.00pm - 3.00pm (Big Band Room) Brass/trumpet workshop Presented by Gordon Vernick, Jazz Studies: Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA (USA) Bring your instrument!
3.00 – 4.00pm (Big Band Room) Introduction to Brazilian music language: samba e baião Presented by Guilherme Ribeiro, Souza Lima Conservatory, Sao Paolo, Brazil Bring your instrument!
3.30pm - 4.30pm (Reeler Theatre) Creative use of effects in Jazz Presented by Roberto Zechini (Italy) and Alistair Andrews (SA) Many jazz musicians and educators are either sceptical or scared to use or even talk about using effects and synthesisers. The aim is to allow players to become more creative in the way that they view and approach the use of effects, by learning from two of the leading experts, performing musicians and educators. The workshop is suitable for all levels of musicians (from beginner to advanced) regardless of instrument, voice or musical genre. The following Topics will be Covered 1) Effect Chains (order in which pedals are connected) 2) Use effects to give you a unique/authentic sound. 3) How the overuse/wrong-use of effects can spoil your performance 4) Looping and Delays 5) Different types of Synthesis 6) Conventional and Unconventional Effects Distortion/Overdrive, Compressors/Limiters, Reverb/Delays, Chorus/Flanger/Tremelo/Wha, Loop Stations and unconventional effects such Octave-dividers/Pitch-shiters/Harmonisers, Filters/Synths, Slicers etc.
Workshop attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions and interact with the clinicians.