REMINDER: Musica Extemporanea still has spaces open for the June 98
series, which begins on the 6th. Class size is limited to 15 singers,
so if you're interested now is the time to register.
Musica Extemporanea teaches singers to apply the techniques of
improvisational theatre to song. In our 4-week workshop series,
singers will quickly go from improvising vocal ensemble riffs ("Find A
Part"), to whole tunes ("Everybody Change Chord--Now!"), to whole
tunes in different musical genres ("Could I Hear That Country Tune As
Doo-Wop, Please?"), to on-the-spot improvised lyrics
("Bonsaiii!!"). On the way, they practice harmonizing, rhyming, song
structure, and--most importantly--letting go of fear.
Participants will practice both ensemble and solo singing. Don't
quail--our technique is very gentle. You start out in low-risk, group
exercises, have a LOT of fun, find out why mistakes are good, develop
a Take-Off-The-Gloves attitude--and before you know it, you're asking
your classmates for a song title and belting out an original tune!
People say it's the biggest high they've ever had, and we don't doubt
Each workshop series is four weeks long (Saturdays, 3-6 pm). The
classes take place at Danceground Keriac in San Francisco's Panhandle
District. The area is safe, and parking is pretty decent. Cost is
$20/class, paid by the month (ie., $80 per month). A check for $40,
made out to "HumorWorks," will hold your place. Send checks to:
3910 Fulton St., #8
San Francisco CA 94118
See you on the 6th!
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