Vernacular Music Improvisation

Austin, TX , United States

About Your Host

Experienced interdisciplinary artist from Tel Aviv, Israel, living in Austin, TX, via Brisbane, Australia. Free-hand and digital visual artist and musician. Vision: Teaching digital and free-hand drawing and illustration, painting on canvas and Adobe Photoshop / Illustrator. Video editing and production combine sound and image arts as well. Music: Performing guitarist have been performing a variety of musical styles with a variety of groups, and is mostly interested in musical improvisation; real-time composition of musical dialogues between people in music. Music's origine in our species has been a social and vernacular behavior of everybody in culture. That was before the performers class was introduced and promoted with technology. Then music belonged for many years to only, or mostly to the music industry (Levitine, Daniel J. PHD). Now that information travels freely in digital form, over more of which formatting the regular person has control, we can take music back down to the people. Music belongs to everybody. This class will teach you how to own it.

What we'll do

This class is about creating music together. At the end of class you'll have a short repertoire you're comfortably playing and improvising along with your instrument and / or vocals, an Mpeg video of the performance, contact with musicians, and a group should proceed to perform on local open mic together. Songs are selected to reflect common standards, like the Blues in 12 Bar, so that we may lean music improvisation theories together, and apply to perform music in consonance as a group. Improvising music on an instrument like the guitar has many theories behind the endeavor. But this is not at all complicated. Music exists in all people, and is really only a play of intervals in time. Simple musical terms will be explained in lay terms and demonstrate how everybody can be a part of a musical group. Yoav, the instructor, is an experience guitarist and interdisciplinary artist. Class shall be the art of true musical experience. Any musical instrument you wish to bring is welcome to join the harmony.



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    $60 USD

    per person

    $60 USD

    per person