July 7, 2013
Many computer programs are available that make practicing fun and easy. Suitable for both vocalists and instrumentalists, this workshop will survey a few of them, focused on Band in a Box and GarageBand. Participants will learn how to input chords from lead sheets into Band in a Box and prepare backing tracks, change keys, “feels” and print out simple chord charts. Then we’ll import these backing tracks into GarageBand and learn how to record ourselves and listen back to our tracks, make a simple mix and share these as mp3s or burn them on to a disc to share with others. All levels welcome.
“Maye is very prepared, organized and the musicians she brings in are excellent and wonderful to work with.” — CATHERINE STERN
This workshop with internationally-renowned jazz guitarist Rale Micic covers:
- common jazz reharmonization techniques
- application of these techniques to the guitar
- examples of creative harmony by contemporary guitarists (Jim Hall, Joe Pass, Mick Goodrick, Kurt Rosenwinkel)
- finding new ways to develop and apply new chord voicings
- application of creative harmony in linear improvisation
- use of conceptual approaches to rhythm, melody, and harmony
- use of creative harmony in development of original style
Participants will be able to use harmonic concepts and techniques to further advance their playing, as well as to develop an original style.For intermediate to advanced jazz guitarists. Students should have basic knowledge of harmony and scales (major, minor and symmetric).
In 1995, Rale migrated to the United States from Serbia upon receiving a scholarship from the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA where he was mentored by the legendary guitarist Mick Goodrick (instructor to guitarists Pat Metheny and John Scofield). Rale is a CTA Records recording artist and has been featured in numerous publications including DownBeat and JazzTimes. He has performed at prominent jazz clubs and music festivals in the US and Europe.On his latest album, 3, Rale explores the interaction between his musical roots in Serbia and his extensive knowledge of jazz with his trio consisting of New York’s hottest rhythm section, bassist Scott Colley and drummer Gregory Hutchinson.
Teaming up with bassist Dean Muench and Dillon Vado on drums, guitarist Richard Greig leads a loving tribute to legendary guitar giant Joe Pass. Saxophonist Tim Lin also appears with a group of Bay Area rising stars: Christian Sullivan, piano; Fred Paclibon, bass; and Marshall Williams, drums.