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GUITAR BOOT CAMP: Modern playing techniques for guitar

Format: Weekend intensive seminar

Aimed at: guitarists

Level: advanced

Date: May 18th & 19th, 2019

Time: Sat 10am-1pm and 2-5pm / Sun 2-5pm

Description: In a joint intensive course, the guitarists Conrad Schrenk and Fred Eisler share their extensive know-how with interested fellow instrumentalists. Both have been teaching at the VMI for many years now and shed light, in this seminar, on their respective approaches to all challenges modern guitar players are facing today. Among the topics tackled are the conjuring of personal sonic landscapes, their implementation on the instrument as well as practical applications in improvisation, composition and arrangement. Modern playing techniques, such as hybrid picking, sweep picking, two-handed tapping and many others, as well as related concepts from the fields of harmony, rhythm and sound esthetics are also dicussed in this course. Moreover, Conrad Schrenk and Fred Eisler offer a useful guide to optimizing the daily pratise routine; they demonstrate their own approaches to music and, more specifically, the guitar. The seminars structured schedule notwithstanding, participants will have ample opportunity for specific questions on the topic, and will receive a comprehensive handout to documents the courses content.

Instructors: The two instructors, Conrad Schrenk and Fred Eisler, have been teaching at the VMI for almost two decades, and are well-versed in both the transfer of knowledge and the live concert routine, as documented by numerous collaborations with outstanding musicians and bands, ranging from Dean Bowman to Falco.

Fee: €270

Registration: On-line registration

 

 

POPULAR MUSIC FOR CLASSIC GUITARISTS

Format: training seminar

Aimed at: music school teachers, guitarists and students

Level: intermediate to advanced

Date: April 6th, 2019

Time: 10am-1pm and 2-5pm

Description: Musical studies on classical instruments have increasingly come to embrace elements of popular music. The respective curriculae aimed at training teachers at music schools and other institutions have thus far somewhat neglected this aspect, especially in the fields of sound shaping, rhtythm, harmony and improvisation. Of all instruments, the guitar specifically presents a challenge to all teachers, since its key influence and seminal role in the entire popular music idiom is undisputed.

Instructor: Course teacher Conrad Schrenk has been teaching classical and electric guitar at the Niederoesterreichische Musikschulwerk (Lower Austrian Music School Network) for several decades and is familiar with the challenges faced by teachers when it comes to tackling electric guitar in classes that have traditionally been focusing on the classical instrument. In this hands-on seminar, the well-versed guitarist and pedagogue looks at both instruments and respective teaching content, focusing on the common ground between both and analyzing the similarities in a comprehensive and systematic way. On the menu are differences in contruction, playing technique, sound shaping, literature, stylistics, harmony, rhythm, improvisation, as well as the use of amplifiers, effects and digital teaching tools.

Fee: €140

Registration: On-line registration

 

 

ANALOG/DIGITAL/HYBRID: Modern sound & recording techniques

Format: training seminar

Aimed at: guitarists and music producers

Level: intermediate to advanced

Date: May 18th, 2019

Time: 10am-1pm and 2-5pm

Description: The technical changes brought about by the digital era have greatly affected the recording process, especially with regards to electric guitar. While a succesfull guitar recording used to depend on high volume, innovations in the field of home recording now yield top-notch results at a comparatively modest expense. This seminar examines how to proceed and what to look out for, in all things guitar recording. In a series of hands-on trials, the best amp-, speaker- and microphone simulations are compared to the actual devices they seek to emulate. The comparisons will obviously focus on sound; the sensible blending of digital and analogue techniques within the recording process will equally be explored in this course.

Instructor: Conrad Schrenk has worked with many reknown national and international acts of the national and international music scene and ranks among the most virtuoso players in Europe. his collaborations include Al Jarreau, Lionel Richie, Thomas Lang ,Falco, Wolfgang Ambros, Georg Danzer, STS, Wilfried, Russkaja, Hallucination Company, Nouvelle Cuisine or the Wiener Symphoniker. in 2017, this exceptional guitarist was voted amongst the best 100 fusion players worldwide.

Fee: €170

Registration: On-line registration

 

 

LATIN & BRAZILIAN RHYTHMS FOR DRUMSET

Format: semester course

Aimed at: drummers and percussionists

Level: advanced (prior knowledge of Latin rhythms not required)

Date: May 11th and 25th, 2019 / April 8th and 29th, 2019 / Mai 6th and 20th, 2019 / June 3. and 17th, 2019

Time: 7.30-9pm

Description: This course examines rhythms encountered in brazilian music, as well as those stemming mainly from the caribbean area (Cuba, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic). Since the traditional rhythms in these countries have been developped by percussionists, and performed on percussion instruments, the course focusses on the adaptation of brazilian and latin american rhythms to the drumset, as well as on the influence these patterns have on drumming. Furthermore, methods are demonstrated with regard to applying these rhythms in other musical idioms.

Instructor: Harry Tanschek studied at the Kunstuniversität Graz and the Berklee College of Music in Boston. The versatile drummer, who specializes in brazilian and latin american rhythms, can be heard on over 50 CDs and has worked with the likes of Hal Crook, Chico Freeman, Bob Brookmeyer, George Garcone, Phil Woods, Mark Murphy, Sheila Jordan, Clark Terry, Lee Konitz, Doug Johnson, Grace Kelly, Alegre Correa, Gisele Jackson or Andy Middleton.

Fee: €280

Registration: On-line registration

 

 

NEW SOUNDS ON DRUMSET #1

Format: workshop

Aimed at: drummers

Level: all levels

Date: March 29th, 2019

Time: 12-2pm

Description: The drum set consists of many individual instruments, all able to produce a wide range of sounds. In this interactive workshop, the participants, along with Jörg Mikula, explore new playing and sonic possibilities in an interactive course aimed at all levels, and at all drummers seeking to broaden their vocabulary without having to invest years of practice. Notwithstanding the importance and benefit of a comprehensive year-long practicing routine, these two independent (and thus non-successive) workshops aim at finding certain shortcuts, and target some areas that may have been overlooked previously.

Instructor: Jörg Mikula studied at the Kunstuniversität Graz and the Berklee College of Music in Boston, pursuing follow-up studies in Uganda and Morocco. The versatile drummer has performed with many musicians and bands in a host of different countries, and has released the album "Drumsongs", featuring his own compositions for solo drums, in 2013.

Fee: €70

Registration: On-line registration

 

 

NEW SOUNDS ON DRUMSET #2

Format: workshop

Aimed at: drummers

Level: all levels

Date: April 5th, 2019

Time: 12-2pm

Description: The second workshop of this series presents numerous interesting approaches to shaping drumsounds and -techniques. The drumset is freed from the boundaries of a mere rhythmic and comping instrument, and led into the realm of melody and lead. Like the first workshop led by Jörg Mikula, this one is conceived on an interactive basis. All levels may participate, and the course should benefit those interested in broadening the expressive means of the drums.

Instructor: Jörg Mikula is active as a drummer and musician in a great variety of stylistic fields. His playing embraces influences from Africa, South America, the Balkans and the Near East as well as elements of the anglo-american jazz and pop culture. He has collaborated with a host of different musicians and bands, including Jose Saluzzi, Özlem Bulut, Mahan Mirarab, Daniel Zamir, Tord Gustavsen, Selen Gulun, the Sandy Lopicic Orkestar or the band Donauwellenreiter.

Fee: €70

Registration: On-line registration

 

 

SNAREDRUM MODUL #1: Singlestrokes, Sound quality and rhythmic precision

Format: semester course

Aimed at: drummers

Level: intermediate to advanced

Date: March 8th and 15th, 2019 / April 5th and 12th, 2019 / Mai 3rd and 17th, 2019 / June 7th and 14th, 2019

Time: 2.30-4pm

Description: The Snaredrum Module # 1, hosted by Michael Prowaznik, mainly deals with singlestrokes. Special focus is on dynamics, accentuation, sound quality and rhythmic precision. The material used stems from legendary musicians and pedagogues, and includes the "Method de Caisse-Claire" by Jacques Delecluse, whose etudes are being performed worldwide at colleges or orchestral auditions. Also featured is "Sticking Patterns" by Gary Caffee, who taught the likes of Vinnie Colaiuta, Steve Smith or Jeff Watts and whose method highly influenced modern drumming as we know it. "Wrist Twisters" by Elden C. Bailey, a long-time professor at the Julliard School, is another work examined in this course. Bringing a practice pad is recommended.

Instructor: Michael Prowaznik is reknown for his extraordinarily rhythmic precision, a qualitiy he brings to his long-standing teching activity. Michael Prowaznik studied with John Hazzilla, Ian Froman, Mike Mangini, and Jamey Hadded, and was honored with the "Vic Firth Award for Outstanding Musicianship".

Fee: €280

Registration: On-line registration

 

 

RUDIMENTS #1

Format: semester course

Aimed at: drummers without rudiment experience

Level: intermediate to moderately advanced

Date: March 4th and 18th, 2019 / April 1st and 29th, 2019 / Mai 13th and 27th, 2019 / June 24th

Time: 5.30-7pm

Description: This semester course is aimed at drummers without rudiment experience. In the weekly and progressively structured lessons, a total of 26 standard american rudiments are examined, along with Wilcoxons "The All-American Drummer" and Wilcoxons "Modern Rudimental Swing Solos", as well as ensemble playing. Bringing a pratice pad is recommended in this seminar that covers essential modules and knowledge areas for any drummer, and that also hones the rhythmic and technical skills of the course participants.

Instructor: Jörg Mikula studied at the Kunstuniversität Graz and the Berklee College of Music in Boston, pursuing follow-up studies in Uganda and Morocco. He has collaborated with a host of different musicians and bands, including Jose Saluzzi, Özlem Bulut, Mahan Mirarab, Daniel Zamir, Tord Gustavsen or Selen Gulun.

Fee: €245

Registration: On-line registration

 

 

RUDIMENTS #2

Format: semester course

Aimed at: drummers with rudiment experience

Level: intermediate to moderately advanced

Date: March 11th and 25th, 2019 / April 8th, 2019 / Mai 6th and 20th, 2019 / June 3 rd and 17th, 2019

Time: 5.30-7pm

Description: This semester course is aimed at drummers without rudiment experience. In the weekly and progressively structured lessons, a total of 26 standard american rudiments serve as a basis for examining important and more elaborate rudiments for drummers. Another part of the course deals with incorporating rudiments into the band and ensemble playing at the drumset. Thus, not only are the rhythmic and technical skills of the course participants honed, but also by the end of the course, to which bringing a pratice pad is recommended, new musical possibilities are available that broaden the drum vocabulary in ensemble playing.

Instructor: Jörg Mikula is active as a drummer and musician in a great variety of stylistic fields. His playing embraces influences from Africa, South America, the Balkans and the Near East as well as elements of the anglo-american jazz and pop culture. He has collaborated with a host of different musicians and bands, including Jose Saluzzi, Özlem Bulut, Mahan Mirarab, Daniel Zamir, Tord Gustavsen or Selen Gulun.

Fee: €245

Registration: On-line registration

 

 

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