Dynamics in Performance: A Four-Week Virtual Workshop

with Beth Wood
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An online workshop series via Zoom held on Tuesdays, November 10, 17, 24, December 1 from from 7:00-8:30 pm PST

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Dynamic in Performance: A Four-Week VIRTUAL Workshop with Beth Wood

Have you even been mesmerized by a musical performance, or taken on a journey while watching someone perform a song? Performers intentionally use dynamics to engage your ears, eyes and mind. The formal definition of dynamics in music is the variation in loudness between notes or phrases. The execution of dynamics also extends beyond loudness to include changes in timbre and tempo, body language, facial expression, and more. Beth Wood will lead us in an exploration of dynamics as it pertains to performing your songs with the ultimate goal of delivering you story in a powerful and engaging way.

In this four-week workshop series, we will delve into your dynamics toolbox. We'll explore tips and tricks for providing your performances with variety, movement, and emotional arc. We will address how breathing, awareness, zooming out, phrasing, and song-mapping tie in to delivering an engaging performance. Come prepared to share a song or two – they don’t have your songs, just songs that you’d like to work on. Let's have fun and learn from each other!

Maximum of 12 participants for this virtual workshop series.

About the instructor:

Texan-raised, Oregon-based singer-songwriter Beth Wood has labored in the world of independent music for 23 years, morphing from a young classically-trained, folk-tinged singer-songwriter to a wailing southern rock band leader to a college-circuit coffeehouse sweetheart to a well-respected nationally-touring poet and troubadour. Through all of these incarnations, Wood has remained true to herself and to her artistry; she has done it her way.

Out of that fierceness and commitment to her craft comes a body of work that cannot be denied. Wood’s twelve independently released solo albums and one duo album (Stand and Sway) have gained her a fan-base that is loyal and true, and her creative work has earned her the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk Award and the 2019 Oregon Book Award Peoples’ Choice Award for her poetry book Ladder To The Light. In addition to her records, Beth has released three books of poetry and one book of silly essays about ridiculous merch table conversations.

Beth Wood is a modern-day troubadour, poet, and believer in the power of word and song. Beth’s work has expanded to include teaching and song coaching, as well as leading workshops in creative writing, performance dynamics, and singing at festivals, songwriting retreats and beyond. Beth believes that engagement in the process of creation is as important as its outcome, and that there are no wrong notes. She lives in Sisters with her loyal dog Bailey and is continuously writing and rewriting her artist’s manifesto.

https://www.bethwoodmusic.com/

For additional questions or concerns regarding program content: Beth Wood bethwoodmusic@hotmail.com

For additional questions or concerns regarding logistics, arrangements, and general assistance: Dave Ehle dave@sistersfolkfestival.org or 541-588-7066

Refund Policy: Because this is a virtual event, refunds will not be given. Enrollment may be transferred by the purchaser.

*photograph is of Cedric Burnside playing at the 2019 Sisters Folk Festival

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