Paul James @ klangrauschtreffen
Folk Ensemble Workshop – All Ages, All Abilities, Any Instrument.
Paul has been teaching people of all ages and abilities, in many different countries, to play and arrange folk music in ensembles for 30 years.
Using simple, catchy folk dance tunes as a starting point, Paul’s Folk Big Band Workshop is about working together as a team to make a big band noise that is more than the sum of its parts. Suitable for all ages, all abilities, any instrument. No prior knowledge of folk music necessary. The aim is to create imaginative arrangements - using harmonies and riffs, textures and dynamics - that are interesting and fun to play, dance and listen to.
Participants need to be of a standard where they can play a simple folk tune through at the right tempo, either by ear or by reading music.