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This Meetup has a sliding scale of $10 to $20 to cover expenses. This workshop is for anyone interested in exploring the boundless expression of VOICE. It is for those who are curious about vocal study. Current HVL students are strongly encouraged to attend. You will never be pressured to study voice, but if you have always wondered, this is a great place to start. What does it mean to sing using your Authentic Voice? It means to sing: Without reservation. With resonance. With your own voice. Without tension. With passion. Allowing your voice to come through without judgment, singing by how it feels. Whether you want more power in your speaking voice or singing voice, you will receive tips on how to achieve a greater level of resonance, ease and fluidity. This will be a fun class with up to six people receiving real tips. Group learning has been proven to be very successful: Not only do we learn by doing, we learn and readily absorb by watching and hearing the experience of others. Marie creates a very supportive, nurturing environment for all. Open Mic: This will be a chance for one person (first come first served, email [masked]) to receive a few minutes of coaching on a song you are working on. You will play one verse and once chorus of a song, then repeat it implementing the suggestions received. The only requirement for this opportunity is a desire to sing in front of others with more confidence. You may accompany yourself on your own acoustic instrument (no PA equipment will be available), or you may also play the piano provided by the JCC. You could also bring an MP3 of a pre-recorded accompaniment track on your phone. IMPORTANT NO SHOW POLICY: Keep your RSVP CURRENT. Simply put, no shows are a huge bummer. They throw everything off. They are stressful for the organizer. They are simply rude. When you respond yes and don't attend, you potentially take away the opportunity from someone else. If you fail to attend two workshops in which you RSVP'd and did not change your response, you will be banned from this Meetup. This policy loops since we understand that life happens. You can also email [masked] and beg forgiveness. THANK YOU!
This Meetup is sliding scale $10 - $20. Your generosity keeps the circle going! No shows risk being bumped from this Meetup group. --------- UPSTAIRS IN CANDYMAN STRINGS & THINGS Come explore the harmonically charged, meditative, chant driven infusion of good vibrations. Each song is different from the last. Fun musical games are played so we can better tune in to our partners. CircleSinging leads to deeper listening, a deepening of intuition, and a rich community experience. All levels of singers welcome. CircleSinging helps new singers find their voices and seasoned singers can expand their improvisational skills and creative processes. CircleSinging helps songwriters find new methods of writing. Everyone has a chance to build musical confidence in this mistake free zone. CircleSinging Defined: A CircleSong begins with the facilitator creating musical parts and passing these parts on to singers. Beginning with a constant motor, we co-create a rich sound tapestry with harmonies and rhythms layered and juxtaposed with and against each other. As the group becomes tighter the center of the circle is taken by singers wishing to solo or those who simply want to bathe in the sounds surrounding them. Eventually the music becomes liquid and the singers react and respond with each other spontaneously and yet with musical discernment. Singers are encouraged to venture deeper into their own parts and more experienced and/or willing singers are encouraged to solo. The circle may begin with a few minutes of vocal warm ups / mini voice lesson. -------- IMPORTANT NO SHOW POLICY: Keep your RSVP CURRENT. Simply put, no shows are a huge bummer. They throw everything off. They are stressful for the organizer. They are simply rude. When you respond yes and don't attend, you potentially take away the opportunity from someone else. If you fail to attend two workshops, you will be banned from this Meetup. This policy loops since we understand that life happens. You can also email [masked] and beg forgiveness. YOUR ORGANIZER Marie Black has been on a life long singer's journey. She became hooked on CircleSongs at Bobby McFerrin's Chant for World Peace in San Francisco when she assisted him in passing parts to the audience. She has since studied the CircleSong form and vocal improvisation extensively with McFerrin and others. Her life work is to bring people closer to themselves through voice. -------- Attendee Quotes: I attended my first workshop with Marie a week ago and it was fantastic. I wanted to gain more understanding about how to use my voice in CircleSinging and I did! ~ M.W. I have so much fun at Marie's circles. And for the first time in my life, I am singing without fear outside of the circles. ~ J.B. Chant-Along gave me an opportunity to sit with others and explore the healing property of sound through expression and collaboration. ~ E.I. Chant-Along is a cleansing, healing and relaxing spiritual practice, that is also uplifting for the mind/soul and energizing for the body. I look forward to next time. ~ M. M. It's like painting with voices. C.V. FAQ's: NO Checks. Are children allowed? Young people 13 + are welcome. Cash (exact change welcome) & credit w/service charge plus tax. All content ©2012 - 2019 Marie Swan Black. All rights reserved.