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Kirtan Flight School Week of February 18-23, 2018

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If you can't teach me to fly, then teach me to sing. —Peter Pan, from the play by JM Barrie
When you participate in a kirtan, the call and response form of mantra chanting, you’re not just listening to the music: you are the music. In Dave Stringer’s Kirtan Flight School, you have the opportunity to explore and redefine the edges of what music can be when the crowd is itself an instrument.
Both experienced musicians and those rediscovering their own musical selves can walk away with a working body of knowledge about how to move a crowd to participate, and how to employ different musical devices in order to deepen everyone’s experience. No previous musical experience is necessary.
Participants will be organized into small ensembles. Each ensemble chooses a chant, rehearses it together, and presents a kirtan to the rest of the groups. Dave and his musicians rotate through the groups, working closely with the participants to develop rhythmic and harmonic concepts, solve problems, and answer questions.
Students who have taken a previous Flight School are invited to join Level 2 this week, which will be offered concurrently with Level 1. Level 2 focuses on writing, improvisation, and advanced instrument and performance skills.


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