Sun. Oct. 19, 2014 • 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Pacific Harps • Pasadena, CA
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Whether you play classical, folk or improvisatory jazz – whether you perform in thousand-seat concert halls or at the bedside of a friend – whether you’re an impassioned beginner or an experienced professional … the skill of arranging is one of the most important you can learn. Once you know the basics of arrangement, you can turn any melody into a ‘piece,’ you can vary the length and even change that arrangement on the spot!
In this workshop you’ll learn the fundamentals of arrangement: how to EXPAND simple tunes, SIMPLIFY complex ones, and use techniques like variation, vamps, improvisation, introductions and codas to create your own arrangements – so you can stop worrying about the notes on the page, and start playing the music you love at your level or ability … plus you’ll learn some cool harp tricks to impress your friends and family!
Deborah Henson-Conant is an award-winning composer and performer who specializes in creating music for harp, chamber ensemble, orchestra and music-theater. She’s the world’s leading electric harpist, creator and founder of her own online school for harp, “Pluck University.” “Arrange Yourself” is excerpted from her popular 10-week online course ‘Hip Harp Toolkit.”
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