FIRST KLEZMER WORKSHOP OF THE SEASON!
 
Cracking The Code:
The Fun Way to Practice 
with Josh Horowitz 
Presented by KlezCalifornia
 
Sunday, October 21, 1-4pm  
 
If you've ever wondered how your favorite musicians got really good at what they do, the answer is: Creative and Fun Practicing. Yes, practicing can be as creative and exciting as playing polished versions of tunes!
 
This workshop deals with super-creative ways to develop skills that emerge directly from the tunes you're playing, so the application is already there. Forget Scales and Arpeggios (unless they occur in the tunes your playing of course). Each tune presents its own set of characteristics that can be spun into exercises that not only solve technical problems, but can also be used within the tunes right away. The main thing Josh will show is how to develop your own practicing tools that can be applied in each circumstance you encounter, including: 
1. Creating patterns and sequences that come from the melodies you are playing 
2. Isolating fragments that repeat in the tune and spinning them round and round 
3. Strategizing how to navigate the most difficult parts of the piece 
4. Developing emergency exits from parts of the tune where you might stumble 
And much, much more. This may be the most useful workshop you'll ever attend, with dividends paid out for years to come.

RSVP to jams@klezcalifornia.org. Tuition: $25 (or pay what you can)
 
Details
  • All ages and acoustic instruments welcome
  • For intermediate level players or above
  • Bring a music stand
  • Light refreshments included
  • Listeners welcome - donation requested
  • Tickets only at the door, cash or check
Please RSVP
Contact us at 415.789.7679 or  jams@klezcalifornia.organd tell us what instrument you play. Drop-ins welcome.

Bring a friend!
Forward this blast to your friends by using the link below!  Bring someone who has never come before, and get a coupon for a future workshop at no charge. Such a deal!
 
Next workshops:
Sunday, November 11, 3:30-6:30pm, with Jeanette Lewicki 
Sunday, December 9, 3:30-6:30pm, with Cookie Segelstein
Both at Kehilla Community Synagogue, Piedmont