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Vancouver, WA In-Service Teacher Training

October 12, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

I will be working with WA state string teachers during their in-service day. We’ll divide our time between two areas:

1. Open Reading Session with backing tracks
We’ll use this session to explore a number of styles, right- and left-hand techniques to “capture the style,” as well as non-classical rhythmic beds. We’ll also touch on how classes can create their own backing tracks and why they are so important to non-classical styles.
2. How to Use the Looper to Stimulate Creativity, Composition and Rhythmic Precision
I will demonstrate the use of the looper and then we’ll form small looping circles. Teachers will learn how to generate and/or teach bass lines, rhythm (chop technique as well as other techniques), riff-based melodic ideas (harder than one would think) and harmony. Looping circles have the potential to also stimulate deep listening and ensemble skills.


October 12, 2018
8:00 am - 5:00 pm