Snow Pond New England Adult Music Camp

 

Music and Friendship
in the Beauty of Central Maine

 

(844) 476-6976, Ext. #203

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(all "novice" players, not just the early novice)

DEMYSTIFYING BAND FOR THE NOVICE PLAYER

Daily Tuesday-Friday. Attend all 4

Faculty: Diane Muffitt (in Holton)

For anyone who finds themselves often confused by what is going on in rehearsal!

This daily session has many purposes, all based around helping you be more comfortable playing in a band. You might be someone who has been a musician all your life, but you are new to playing in a band, or you might be someone who hasn’t played your instrument for very long and everything is so new! We will address issues that come up in your band music as well as topics like what the conductor is doing up there, how do you know when to come in, odd words in your music (D.S. al fine, a2, a tempo...), band etiquette, silent practice and a myriad of other puzzling things. Bring your band music, your instrument and questions! (If you did this seminar with Diane in the past, it is still useful; we will cover some different topics. Bring your handout of info if you still have it.)


DEMYSTIFYING BAND FOR THE NOVICE PLAYER

Daily Tuesday-Friday. Attend all 4

Faculty: Diane Muffitt (in Holton)

For all who find themselves often confused by what is going on in rehearsal!

This daily session has many purposes, all based around helping you be more comfortable playing in a band. You might be someone who has been a musician all your life, but you are new to playing in a band, or you might be someone who hasn’t played your instrument for very long and everything is so new! We will address issues that come up in your band music as well as topics like what the conductor is doing up there, how do you know when to come in, odd words in your music (D.S. al fine, a2, a tempo...), band etiquette, silent practice and a myriad of other puzzling things. Bring your band music, your instrument and questions! (If you did this seminar with Diane in the past, it is still useful; we will cover some different topics. Bring your handout of info if you still have it.)

RHYTHM READING DECIPHERED

Daily Tuesday-Friday. Attend all 4 (CB members go to sectionals on Thursday) (sessions an hour an a half each)

Faculty: Diane Muffitt (in Holton)

Novice-Intermediate & Beginners

Have you ever thought, “I can play it as soon as I hear it”? If so, you need this rhythm intensive series!! Rhythm reading is THE most important skill to learn in order to be an independent player. Rhythm patterns are our vocabulary; in this series, we will break them down so that every few minutes you are thinking, “Oh! I get it!!” If you did this series with Diane in the past, you are still welcome to come and review! Bring your instrument. Meets daily 9:00-10:30, with Diane in Holton. (Concert band members, on Thursday, you go to sectionals and NQ players come to Deciphering)

HOW TO PRACTICE

Faculty: Ted Evertsen

NQR to Novice AND Intermediate to Advanced Level

Recall, a few years ago the U.S. Army ran a series of ads on TV with the slogan: “Be all that you can be.” And maybe you’ve heard it said: “We are all in the process of becoming.” Both of these expressions can apply to our musical endeavors. No matter our age or our playing skill level we can become more. But that requires (I shudder to mention the thought) PRACTICE! “OK!” You ask, “What do I practice?” or “How do I practice?” Here are some tips and suggestions you may find helpful. Indicate your level.

ALL OF THE LISTENING SESSIONS: drop in as able/desired

These are all guided listening, helping your develop your listening skills (which adds a lot to your enjoyment of music and your ability to play with a group!)

GENERAL HELP SESSIONS

Ted Evertsen and Diane Muffitt will be available throughout the week each day for any campers that are looking for a little individual help with band or ensemble music, or anything else. You are welcome to drop-in on any of the days/times listed on the schedule. Ted is also available at other times during the camp day by appointment - just find him and arrange a time that works for you both. Bring your instrument.

** There are also other seminars during the week that are accessible to the novice/beginner player; check your packet of descriptions.**

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