|The Natural Listener|
The Natural Listener
Object: To learn to listen like musicians and enjoy music on a deeper emotional level.
Participants learn how to:
* Let go of your inhibitions as a listener
* Relax and enjoy listening
STEP 1) Listening with the Eyes: Hearing and feeling music by visual overlap. This new technique enables you to use all three primary senses to fully enjoy the listening process.
STEP 2) How to Create a Piece of Music: Participants jointly create and
perform a piece of music using graphic notation - an insight into the origin of all
STEP 4) Deep Listening: A journey into the composer's mind. Self-hypnosis and intense listening.
STEP 5) Triple-Position Listening: Participants learn to switch positions between the listener, the performer and the composer.
STEP 6) The Six Levels of Listening: Participants experience listening from the standpoint of their daily environment, their workplace, their capabilities, beliefs, identity and spiritual self.
Exercises will include: Techniques from Neuro-Linguistics, mime, self-hypnosis, movement, and special exercises from Michael Colgrass' Excellence In Performance and Creativity workshops.
Music will include: Bach "Goldberg Variations," Mozart "F Major Piano sonata," Beethoven "Opus l31," Brahms "Piano Concerto in Bb," Debussy "Afternoon of a Faun," Stravinsky "Rite of Spring," Cage "4'33," jazz of Charlie Parker, the pop group The Talking Heads and African folk music.
Sessions are three hours, the groups are small, and the listening steps are explained in layman's terms.
Natural Listener Workshops for Orchestra and Opera Managements
Michael Colgrass also gives Natural Listener workshops to expand the listening skills of professional managers, agents, promoters, publicists and marketers.
* To fully understand and appreciate the product you are selling
"Call it auditory group therapy, gentle mass hypnosis or a little bit
of both, he has come up with a listening technique that acknowledges the emotional
basis of our musical responses."
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