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Saturday, November 20 • 10:30am - 11:30am
Workshop - Tackling the Hard Stuff & Self-Editing

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Most of us have heard it in rehearsal - "if that section isn't within your ability, just self-edit." When told to "self-edit", most people just sit out for the difficult section. But we are here to PLAY! So how can you simplify hard passages so you can still play and contribute to the ensemble? This workshop will give you specific tools to simplify various types of difficult phrases so you don't have to sit with your instrument in your lap. This is a participatory workshop - we will be playing some tricky passages together, and applying these techniques to make them playable so bring your instruments and music for the concert. It won't be too taxing on the chops, so bring your axe and join us!

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Scott Helms

Artistic Director, Desert Overture
Scott Helms is the founding Artistic Director of Desert Overture Wind Symphony in Phoenix, AZ. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Pride Band Alliance (formerly known as the Lesbian & Gay Band Association), and was a featured conductor for the 2011, 2014, and 2016 LGBA... Read More →

Saturday November 20, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am CST