In music notation, the little black dots on the page are just the tip of the iceberg. A musician's work on the fundamentals of music - rhythm, tuning, tone, etc. - requires steady application, as do the things these fundamentals make possible: performing, playing in ensembles, playing for dancing, etc. If each day of practice was a dot on a graph and each element was plotted as well, we could see web-like lines created by the daily work. In this workshop, we will work on strategies to create a continuously broadening foundation of musical skills that can be enjoyed by an individual and brought to a group.
Andrea Larson, a guest teacher in the fall of 2014, is back to share practical solutions to the many parts of the puzzle that can make music satisfying: a good connection to your instrument, your band mates, yourself. How can these connections be forged? Learn to be more objective and find language to express your musical thoughts, ideas and suggestions. Find the source of motivation for practicing through practice itself.