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Vocal Improvisation: An Advanced Introduction

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Wytham Village Hall

Wytham

Oxford

OX2 8QA

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Vocal Improvisation is a thrilling, challenging, ancient, and contemporary approach to singing, alone and with others.

For those with a passion for singing and a thirst for musical space broader than song, band or choir, Vocal Improvisation offers singers an open space for highly skilled expression, a unusually deep opportunity to collaborate with other singers and instrumentalists, and among the deepest of musical challenges that we can experience.

It works our chops - our applied music theory; as the musical map provided by composition is taken away, we have to upskill our use of rhythm, harmony and melody - and wow, that feeds us: respecting ourselves as vocal musicians and training ourselves accordingly. The sky is the limit for how far we can take this excellence.

It works our selves - the extent of exposure, the form welcoming our power, vulnerability and truth - is both terrifying and welcoming. It welcomes us to grow into our full selves, and dare to share that through our voices.

It makes us rise as communitarians - as we co-create a container of safety and care, which we simply have to do to be on this journey with Vocal Improvisation.

Briony Greenhill - recently called “The Joni Mitchell of a new generation,” "the Rolls-Royce of voice teachers," "a master" whose work is "life changing" - offers the only extended trainings in Vocal Improvisation available in the UK and a unique blend of expertise in vocal musicianship, voice coaching and improvisation, also increasingly informed by trauma literacy and Californian healing modalities.

Briony teaches this from general to advanced levels in the UK and California, has released the world's first entirely improvised five voice album and is currently producing another two albums. You can see a film of a recent live improvisation here, watch an old film about this teaching here (a new film is in production), and listen to the last album here.

This is a weekend for experienced singers: performers, teachers, choir leaders, composers, and advanced students / experienced, keen singers. If you're not sure, please get in touch to check: music@brionygreenhill.com.

Limited to 16 places.

Saturday 10am-5pm

Sunday 10.30am - 4pm.

Students have said:

“One of the most powerful experiences of my life! I feel changed on a cellular level!” (ok it was a 4 day retreat not a weekend…)

“Briony really made us all feel at home – starting off with exercises that didn’t force me outside of my comfort zone, and a no judgement pact, really allowed me to feel comfortable with the group, which then gave me the confidence to try out some solos.”

“It was seriously fun, crazy, inspiring, opening and meditative, all at the same time.”

“Some singing teachers teach you sing with your voice. Briony teaches you to sing with your heart and sing from your soul.”

“You made it feel like a womb. Protected, loved, nourished, warm and holding.”

Please direct questions to Dee@brionygreenhill.com.

www.brionygreenhill.com

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