Saturday, July 9TH
at the First Congregational United Church of Christ (Upstairs Parlor}
1047 Curtiss St., Downers Grove - across from the Public Library
co-sponsored by the Two Way Street Coffee House and PRFMS
LEADING & FOLLOWING AT THE FOLK JAM
Workshop with Mark Dvorak
~following the workshop ~
an all-acoustic jam session and sing along
1:00 - 3:00PM: WORKSHOP
$30.00 - ($20.00 for PRFMS Members)
(short break - beverages provided.
Feel free to bring a snack to share)
3:30 - 5:00PM: JAM & SING ALONG
$5.00 - (FREE for workshop participants)
In the workshop, Mark will identify the responsibilities that come with leading a song, and tips on choosing the kinds of songs on which others can easily join in. He will also demonstrate "the democracy of chaos" and working without printed materials as a way to energize the music.
Participants will learn some techniques to vary the program and further involve those in attendance.
Musicians who are new to jamming with others will learn how to watch and listen for chord changes, as a way to keep up with the music as it unfolds.
"Even beginners, who only know a few chords benefit from participating in a community jam," said Dvorak. "More advanced players will gain the opportunity to get behind other players by adding runs,fills, harmonies, and even leads. We make music together to enrich ourselves and to remain active in our own creative lives."
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For more information on these and other upcoming events,
Visit Mark Dvorak on the web at www.markdvorak.com.