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Jazz Guitar Workshop
Certaldo, Italy, 11–17 August 2007

Sunday 12 August

1000-1230: Registration
1230: Lunch and welcome
1500-1700: Meet Garrison Fewell and introductory Workshop
2030: Opening Concert of Tuscany Jazz Vocal Summer School 2007
2230: Jam session

Monday 13 - Friday 17

1000-1100 Alexander Technique
Break
1115-1300
Lunch
1500-1730
** Wednesday will be a half day - No afternoon sessions.

Public evening concerts on Sunday August 12th and Wednesday August 15th in collaboration with 2007 Tuscany Jazz Vocal Summer School and the Rhythms of the World - Samba Summer School, Certaldo 2007

Public Concert of the students (all 3 courses) on Friday August 17th

Special Activities

Every GMF workshop features outstanding musicians who are also great communicators. Under their guidance, participants gain valuable insights and playing experience, rehearsing together towards a concert. There are classes in the various musical disciplines such as instrumental technique, harmony, ensemble playing and improvisation, and, as well as teaching individually and in groups, the tutors give performances themselves.

In addition, a unique sequence of activities is offered at a GMF workshop, which together stimulate self-awareness and creativity.

Alexander Technique - by Val Keogh

Many performing artists find the Technique an invaluable way of fine-tuning their posture and movement. These introductory classes concentrate on the relationship of the head and neck to the rest of the body. The physical and mental exercises help promote a sense of rediscovery and ease in day-to-day activities, and especially in music-making.

There will be session each morning of Alexander Technique. These sessions are included in the price of the course.

Val will also be available to teach private classes to anyone who wishes during the week. There will be a charge of 30 Euros per private lesson. Private lessons should be arranged with Val and the fee is payable directly to him.

Pulse Training - by Stephen Keogh

Pulse lies at the heart of music, and developing one's own inner pulse is the goal of these sessions. The work fosters awareness – of the pulse, of silence, of the other members of the group. This workshop is hugely beneficial to musicians of every kind.

There will be several Pulse Training sessions during the week. Times to be arranged.

Disclaimer: Global Music Foundation exists solely to promote understanding of music and the arts. Any personal views which may be expressed by individual tutors or students at GMF events do not necessarily represent those of the Global Music Foundation or its directors.