Workshop Description

Meet and sing with Home Free

Home Free

A history and update on Home Free, who will speak about the history of the band and you'll get a chance to get to know each member!  Q&A sessions followed by singing Home Free's music with Home Free!

 

 


Arranging and basslines

Home Free

Tim Foust is the bass of Home Free, a songwriter and arranger who has performed around the world on all seven continents.  Known world-over for his outstanding five octave range, join Tim has he teaches you about the principles of bass singing and arranging including exploration of song repetoire to fit your voice and personal tastes.



Beatbox

Home Free

Adam Rupp is a world-class beatboxer and founder of Home Free.  As you'll see in Home Free's gala performance, Adam has been creating show-stopping beatboxing and vocal percussion moments for nearly a decade.  Learn the basic sounds of beatboxing with Adam, and explore more advanced concepts and noises that add depth to your recordings and performances.


Meet and sing with Women of The World

Women of the World

A history and update on Women of the World, who will speak about the history of the band and you'll get a chance to get to know each member!  Q&A sessions followed by singing Women of the World's music with Women of the World!

 

 



Mindful singing meditation

Women of the World

Crystal singing bowls are one of the most powerful spiritual, emotional, and physical healing methods. The initial effect of experiencing crystal bowls is a relaxation of the body and mind. Once calmness is restored, the sound frequencies stimulate the chakras, brain, and nervous system. When we listen to the bowls with focused, positive thought, the results are even more powerful.

Studies have shown that sound has a direct impact on the mental processes, muscles, nervous system, (heartbeat, pulse) digestive system and circulatory system. Mindfulness Chanting and toning Alignment with the tones of the Singing Crystal Bowls is one of the most dynamic forms of sound healing found today.

This seminar will offer different techniques of Mindfulness chanting and toning from various countries. By aligning with the tones of each crystal singing bowl we will experience how the sound frequencies stimulate the chakras, brain, and nervous system.


Sing your heart

Women of the World

Join Débo Ray into the inner workings of your Heart's song, with exercises created to stretch the perception of the human voice. This workshop will feature circle singing, rhythm play, speaking the language of the Heart, and meditative opportunities to explore harmony in a group setting. Learn how to better tune into the sound vibrations around you, and how to mimic what you hear with your voice. Débo will guide you in the vibrant creation of improvised music in a circle of other committed members so that our work can go deep and strong,  teaching us to stay awake and present in every moment. Beautiful musical and life lessons learned.

 

 

 

 

 



Music and leadership

Women of the World

Have you ever had a dream that you wanted to make reality, but had no idea how to accomplish it? Learn simple but effective ways to take a musical idea from its infancy to completion, while still creating community through your art. Whether you're a solo artist, a small  band or are running a performing arts collective, there are core concepts that help musicians who also want to be great leaders. *** Participants are encouraged to think up a dream project prior to attending the workshop.


How to rehearse

Ahti Paunu

In this workshop Ahti will go through some rehearsal methods that Rajaton has found most useful during the years. These methods are suitable for vocal groups and choirs of all levels. We will work with intonation, time, sound, blend and some other important aspects of vocal ensemble singing.

 

 

 



Open your ears and senses

Ahti Paunu

In this interactive workshop we will do different kinds of exercises with the participants concentrating mainly in opening our ears and senses and listening to each another, which is the most important part in vocal ensemble and choir singing.

 

 


Interpretation of the songs

Ahti Paunu

In this workshop Ahti will dig into the final polishing of the songs. We will talk about stage presence and performing as well as how to find the emotional core of the songs. What can we do to make our singing more emotional and meaningful? This workshop will include some exercises for all the participant.  A demo group would be needed if all members are present at the workshop



Rhythmic awareness

Andrea Figallo

Rhythm is the foundation of modern music. Solid understanding of this key element is essential for singers in order to have all the necessary tools to express themselves in the best and most effective way.  The goal of this workshop is to increase singers' rhythmic awareness through an original approach. Fun exercises will be used to activate rhythmic curiosity, improve listening skills, and gain a better grasp of the relationship among time, rhythm and groove.


Stage presentation

Andrea Figallo

Let your visual arrangements match the vocal arrangements!

Simple tips and tricks to present your music to your audience in a pleasant and entertaining way.  A demo group would be needed if all members are present at the workshop.

 

 

 



A Cappella education method

Sung Mo Han

As an expert of a cappella education in Korea, Mr. Han will be talking about methods on teaching a cappella with different exercises for rhythm, pitch, interval, and harmony.  Participants will also get to learn how to sing a cappella without score.


Arranging master class

Jia-Ching Lai

This workshop will be held in master class style.  The participants submit an arrangement, which will be analyzed and given suggestions on arranging techniques.  If time allows, Mr. Lai will also teach "speedy arranging" method.



Hakka traditional and folk music

Yu-Wei Hsieh

This is the one and only chance for you to get to know Hakka music.  Mr. Hsieh will introduce the brief history of Hakka history, and the music background.  The participants will also get a chance to learn how to speak and sing in Hakka.



Vocal Asia

Website : www.vocalasia.com

Email : festival@vocalasia.com

 

Taipei

Tel: +886 (0) 2 3393 1211 / Fax: +886 (0) 2 3393 6645

11F No.35 Sec. 1 Zhongxiao E. Rd. 100 Zhongzheng District, Taipei, Taiwan