Monday Night Series with Elise Witt
@ Candler Park Yoga Studio
Workshop Notes and Materials
One person gives out repeating parts to the groups.
Find parts by first singing what’s inside, then refining to find a motor part. Harmony is good. Look for spaces in the motor part to interlock new parts.
Find parts by first solo-ing over what is already created.
Play with rhythm – try putting 3 over 4 or try something in an odd rhythm like 5/4, 7/8, 9/8
Play with tonality – use some unusual harmonies, try notes that may not be the “first choices”
Play with language – try using some sounds you don’t always use; experiment with different consonants; imagine you’re speaking a language you don’t know but have a sound in your ear eg. french, russian, italian, etc.
The person giving out the parts can then solo over the foundation they have created.
Solo-ist can then step out and let another person solo and/or create new parts…
Move Like Jazz
by Joanne Hammil © JHO Music www.JoanneHammil.com
MOVE LIKE JAZZ
Each time I start to dance
I know the world will keep on turning forever
It makes me take a chance
Turning my heart beats into rhythm
Step by step I move
Opening up my heart, my mind
All I know moving as one
With all I feel, even the truth I used to know
Stepping into time I turn with the power dance has
Stepping in my mind, I smile as I move like jazz
by Elise Witt
© Non Si Sa Mai Music ASCAP
The struggle makes us strong
The struggle makes us free
And if we all struggle together
How strong we all can be.
Matiwi Mana Ese Enyika
MATIWI MANA ESE ENYIKA
Matiwi mana ese enyika
Uyai muone imvura
Rough translation: Calling the four corners of the world to come see the waters of life.