WEEKEND WORKSHOP :: 14 HOURS :: MADRID :: NUMBER OF PLACES reduced depending on current legislation. Maximum of 8 PARTICIPANTS

VOICING AN OPEN SECRET… VOICING, AN OPEN SECRET

Singing away your ills

Aimed at all types of participants
Not necessarily music or voice professionals
NUMBER OF PLACES: reduced depending on current legislation. Maximum of 8 PLACES

PRESENTATION

The voice reaches much farther than we might imagine. Over 200 muscles and body parts are involved in phonation.

The voice can be an inexhaustible source of energy, self-confidence, imagination and authenticity a wellspring of physical and mental health for anyone who works consciously with it.

From a Western perspective, this workshop provides resources from millenary Eastern cultures, combining:

vocal technique, correct posture and breathing, training in deep listening, yoga and sonic meditation;

all seasoned with playfulness, a touch of humor and sound poetry focused on the idea of

the conscious voice,

the free voice,

The voice as a means of strengthening,

enriching and harmonizing the life processes of each person… in their own unique way.

Be what you are, says Ramana Maharshi.

And that is the question.

COVID ADVICE
IN THE EVENT THAT CONFINEMENT IS DECREED FOR MADRID DURING THE DATES OF THESE WORKSHOPS there are two options:

A) The payment that could have been made will be returned immediately, unless you wish to reserve it for the next workshop / course

B) It could be replaced by an ALTERNATIVE ONLINE WORKSHOP or by INDIVIDUAL ONLINE SESSIONS:

+ Info mail to: studio@fatima-miranda.com

CONTENTS

  • The focus of these Workshops is fundamentally practical and they include a general theoretical and technical introduction.
  • The difference between the COURSES (which combine theory, technique and practice and in which skills related to various aspects of the vocal tract are provided), and the WORKSHOPS, is that in the latter the subjects are not dealt with in great depth, nor are participants provided with workout routines and sets of exercises for mastering vocal tract mechanisms or specific muscular development. However, In each individual presentation and in the general introduction, technical questions do indeed appear, are outlined and orientation is given.
  • The first session of the workshop provides a general theoretical-technical introduction so that when technical matters are broached subsequently during individual interventions, participants will be familiar with them and find them helpful for their future personal practice.
  • Participants will sing together in group exercises and improvisations following a set of precise guidelines provided by the teacher.
  • Individual attention will be given to the participants who wish for it. Each of them will perform a song (either traditional or original), a text or an individual vocal rendition in order to raise questions about their personal interests in relation to their vocal practice or to a work already in process.
  • The effect that derives from the attention that the other students pay to the solo presentations while observing and taking notes of the orientation, guidelines and tips that the teacher gives to the “soloist”,  is very significant.
  • Each performance will be re-worked by the teacher who will point out the key factors to which each student should pay particular attention (posture, vocal gesture, breathing, articulation, tuning, resonators, etc.). In this manner, students will be able to realize which areas of technique they need to pursue further, how they may optimize their vocal resources and their conceptual and performative approaches in their individual presentations.

AIMED AT

  • The workshops are aimed at people interested in a mindful and unprejudiced vocal practice, whether for the mere pleasure of singing, exploring and experimenting with the voice in order to enrich the creative or vital process, as well as for an interest focused on professional, theatrical, performative, poetic or pedagogical musical practice.

  • Group numbers will be limited in order to facilitate both individual and group work.

  • The workshop is open to all levels of training or vocal experience.

AIMS and GOALS

  • Liberate and reCreate the voice using self-release, intuition and experimentation -without prejudice or fear- as a starting point.

  • Increase the vocal, musical, poetic and performative potential of each participant by means of an exploration -and not a mere imitation- of traditional, atypical or invented vocal sounds that seeks to turn them into something new and personal.

  • Group exercises and improvisations are proposed using the premises of “mindful play”, some with rules and others without, with the aim of enhancing concentration, musicality, sense of rhythm, imagination, disinhibition, grace and a language of one’s own in which the seriousness of a systematic work is allied with ease, freedom and a sense of humour.

  • Increase students’ self-confidence in their inner authenticity.

  • Help students to identify their aptitudes and limits as well as their bad vocal, respiratory, postural habits, etc., thus becoming aware of the need to correct them and of the benefits of regular practice.

  • To arrive to understand ear training and breathing training as fundamentals of singing, speech and any vocal emission.

  • Encourage students to develop their own work methods according to their interests, qualities, tastes and natures and to understand the importance of a mindful practice, both to lose the fear of damaging the vocal tract, and to effectively avoid damaging it, and to stimulate creativity by combining experimentation , game, chance, repetition and rigour.

  • Awaken in the students the pleasure of singing and get them to identify the feeling of creative enthusiasm.

UPCOMING DATES

Workshop of May 1 and 2
Workshop of June 5 and 6
Workshop of July 3 and 4

SCHEDULE

Workshops in Madrid  ::  VOICING AN OPEN SECRET… VOICING, AN OPEN SECRET
Saturday: 10:00 – 14:30h / 15:30 – 19:30h
Monday: 9:30 – 15:00h
There are currently PLACES AVAILABLE

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Registration process will not be completed until payment is received

WHERE

Centre of Madrid, in the area of La Latina
Subway:
Sol / Tirso de Molina / Latina / Lavapiés

PRICE & PAYMENT METHOD

Fee: 190€
Payment method: bank transfer

Payee: M.R.F. Miranda Regojo
Bank Account: ES2014650100911728312690
BIC / SWIFT: INGDESMMXXX
Payment details: Your Name. Workshop (month)

PRESENTATION

  • The focus of these Workshops is fundamentally practical and they include a general theoretical and technical introduction.

  • The duration of these Workshops is flexible. They can last as long as desired and the number of students and hours will be determined in each case depending on the organizer’s requirements.

  • Tailor-made workshops organized by the Fátima Miranda Studio are available to art centres, organizations and private groups on request (please write to studio@fatima-miranda.com).

  • On various occasions in the year 12-hour workshops for 10 participants will be held in Madrid.

  • The difference between the COURSES (which combine theory, technique and practice and in which skills related to various aspects of the vocal tract are provided), and the WORKSHOPS, is that in the latter the subjects are not dealt with in great depth, nor are participants provided with workout routines and sets of exercises for mastering vocal tract mechanisms or specific muscular development. However, In each individual presentation and in the general introduction, technical questions do indeed appear, are outlined and orientation is given.