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Music Fundamentals for Kids
Musical Improv and Songwriting
Using techniques from Chicago's musical improv scene, students will learn the basics of song structure, how to improvise lyrics on-the -spot, and how to apply improv skills to the writing process.
Gail Stacklin Gallagher
Completed by 3 learners
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Meets once at a scheduled time
Live video chat, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
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In this one-hour class students will learn the basics of song structure and different techniques for improvising lyrics on the spot. The games used come from why I've learned in the Chicago musical improv scene (meaning a type of improv where actors make up musicals on the spot). Topics include: -what makes a good chorus -telling stories in the verses -what is a bridge and what does it do for the song? -what is a list song or a tagline song -how can we take improv skills and apply them to...
Best practices for singing on a zoom call -make sure original sound is enabled -activate high fidelity music mode/ echo cancellation -if you can't find those features no worries, having headphones solves a lot of problems.
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1 hour per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Gail Stacklin Gallaghermusic, improv, and songwriting
1 completed class
Hi there! Thanks for checking out my profile! I'm Gail Gallagher and I teach classes that combine songwriting, improv, and musical theatre. I have a BA in Theatre performance and theatre management/ directing from the University of...