Workshops and teaching of Natural Chant and Rhythm © with Catherine Braslavsky and Joseph Rowe

                                                        
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PRATIQUE du CHANT ET RYTHME NATURELS
 avec Catherine Braslavsky et Joseph Rowe


 
         Discover the joy of your ability to go beyond what you thought were your musical limits, and to share it…
     Come, sing and play with us ! All backgrounds, all levels.
A voyage into the depths of yourself, with others
Experiencing the living heart of world traditions, with a natural, universal approach to improvisation

- Individual lessons: in Paris, or by Skype/ Zoom, etc… Singing lessons with Catherine or percussion with Joseph :

info arobase naturalchant.com

- Week Ends 2019 at the Forum 104 in Paris VI (Directions)
              - les 16 et 17 février 2019
              - les 13 et 14 avril 2019

- Spring and Summer Workshops 2019 :
            
- 22 - 27 april 2019 in the abbey of Pierre Chatel
            
- 12 - 14 july 2019 at the monastery of St Michel du Var
             - 18 - 23 august 2019 in the abbey of Pierre Chatel










DESCRIPTION GENERALE DES WE ET SESSIONS :


  In all cultures and in all ages, the human voice has been honored as the most precious of all musical instruments. And it has always been sustained by rhythm.
Different cultures have developed highly specific vocal and rhythmic arts. These are very instructive. At their best, they are all "sacred," whether linked to a religious tradition or not, inasmuch as they raise practitioners' consciousness of their deeper nature.

Practices which make use of voice and rhythms together, especially with movement, have always been a powerful means of raising and deepening consciousness beyond the habitual. They allow us to play, to dance, to commune with each other, to purify and renew ourselves, and to heal.

In our civilization, we have mostly lost this art. We rarely sing together, we listen and move to recorded music, and have lost a true sense of our natural rhythm.

This workshop is a new and intensive approach to rediscovering the authentic, natural roots of music in our own bodies and souls. It makes use of new and original techniques, as well as many taken from other cultures, involving singing, rhythmic movements, vocalizations, and percussion.

This approach requires no previous musical training, and appeals to both beginners and experienced musicians.

A partial summary of content:
                       - learning to hear the voice resonate in one's body, and sharing this with others
                       - dissolving the fear of improvisation
                       -
meditation and silence: the sacred origins of music, beyond all words and doctrines
                       - chanting
harmonic overtones
                       - discovering
Sufi-inspired rhythmic exercises
                       - introduction to
Gregorian chant
                       - learning
traditional rhythms of other cultures
                       - introduction to traditional percussion:
the frame drum
                       - exploring the immensity and power of
vocal "noises"
                       - allowing the body to express itself in rhythmic movement
                       - learning about certain new and old vocal traditions
                       - feeling the roles of different parts of the body in movement
                       - relaxed concentration, inner and outer attention, breathing, collective improvisation
                       -
theatrical and poetic exercises
   Voici les thèmes généraux que nous abordons :
(le contenu détaillé est ensuite fonction des lieux, des thèmes et du groupe)

                       - écouter le son résonner en soi et le son partagé avec les autres
                       -
méditations guidées : le silence, source de toute musique
                       - s'initier au
chant grégorien
                       - chanter les
harmoniques
                       - découvrir l’immense diversité des
bruits vocaux
                       - exercices de
compte naturel des rythmes, en utilisant tout le corps
                       - laisser
s'exprimer le corps sur le rythme
                       - mieux connaître certaines
traditions vocales passées et actuelles
                       - sentir le rôle des différentes parties du corps en mouvement
                       - écoute
locale et écoute globale
                       - introduction au chant libre, ou "
toning"
                       - introduction aux chants et rythmes
derviches
                       - découvrir des
percussions et des rythmes traditionnels
                         
(africains, flamencos, arméniens, arabes, etc...)
                       - le
bendir, la darabukka, le djembé, et d'autres percussions
                         traditionnelles
                       - marier les rythmes, la voix et le mouvement
                       -
improviser ensemble et seul, a capella et sur rythme
                       - poser la voix et le souffle par la
détente et l'éveil aux sensations
                       -
jeux vocaux, rythmiques, théâtraux
                       - dissoudre en confiance la peur d'
improviser, la peur de créer,
                         de s'exprimer...