Music Skills Training Series 2016

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Workshops are filling up fast! Reserve your spot and take advantage of this great opportunity. There are still a couple of spots left for Saturday.

Yukon Women in Music and the Cultural Industries Training Fund present the Music Skills Training Series
Open to everyone.
To register for any of these workshops email yukonwomeninmusic@gmail.com
Cost: for members $15.00, and $50.00 for all four workshops 
non-members $40.00 for individual workshops which includes membership
(membership is $30.00)
There is still time to sign up for the Level One and Two Sound Workshops With Erica Heyligers and Ted Arnold, Erica Heyligers’ Guitar Maintenance and Set-Up, and Annie Avery’s Chart-Writing Workshop.
One of the benefits to being a YWIM member is having access to a sound system at YWIM events. Learn to use a sound system by completing levels 1 and 2. Get comfortable plugging in your instrument and optimizing your sound...
Sound Workshop Level 1 Beginner with Erica Heyligers
October 15th, 2016 from 2:00-5:00 pm
Feel intimidated by all cords, wires and knobs on a stage and would like to know what they all do?
Join this beginner sound workshop with Erica. She will be working with the YWIM sound system and show you right from the start how to set it up. Students will also be learning how to adjust the controls on the board while we take turns singing into the microphones.
Location:
Woodshine Finishing
104 Tungsten road
Whitehorse
668-3408
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Sound Workshop Level 2 with Ted Arnold
(To be confirmed) October 22nd, 2016 from 2:00-5:00 pm
Participants will learn more about how to work the sound board, how to make a voice sound good, how to mic instruments, more on effects, EQ, how to communicate with musicians and understand their needs, and much more.
Location:
Woodshine Finishing
104 Tungsten road
Whitehorse
668-3408
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Songwriting Workshop with Kim Beggs and BJ MacLean
Sunday, November 27th, from 12-5:00pm (location TBA)
Come work with Kim and BJ as they walk us through their song-writing methods. They will work with participants as a group and on a one-on-one basis. Come prepared to write. Pen and paper supplied. Bring songs or poems you have started if you would like some feedback.
Kim Beggs sings sweet, dark tales of northern life. She is a Whitehorse, Yukon based songwriter and recording artist who also enjoys painting, drawing and making animation films. Kim uses visual imagery and metaphor in her songwriting and so like a painting, brings the mind and heart to life.
With the momentum gathered from six Western Canadian Music Award nominations and three Canadian Folk Music Award nominations she is set to release her fifth solo album in 2017.
www.kimbeggs.com
BJ MacLean – Singer Songwriter
www.facebook.com/bj.maclean.7
“Northern with a twist” is how BJ describes her music…a combination of folk, bluegrass, country and even a little classical. She writes from the heart and has consequently won the hearts of listeners and artists of all ages and genre’s. If you like sitting around a bonfire while the northern lights dance, closing your eyes and being transported, through music, to a place that touches the soul, you will appreciate BJ MacLean’s writing and performing style.
She performed concerts for CBC Radio One including, Lorne Elliot’s “Madly Off In All Directions” and Shelagh Rogers’ “Sounds like Canada”. She has recorded and released one solo album, and two band albums with “Outlaw Women” and “Fireweed and Flannel”. She was selected by national jury for 3 compilation CD's with Yukon Women in Music. She has done harmony vocal session work for artists like Kate Weekes, Steve Slade, Brenda Berezan, and Susan Grace Stoltz. BJ currently performs with the band “Sisters of Evolution” and as the duo “Fireweed and Flannel” with Keitha Clark.
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Guitar Maintenance And Set Up Workshop with Erica Heyligers
December 3rd, 2016 from 2:00-5:00 pm
Description: Students come with their own guitar and learn hands on how to care and properly set up their instrument. They learn about all the parts of the guitar, what their functions are, about intonation, fret wear and how to trouble shoot problems like buzzing. They will then adjust their own guitar for optimum playability by learning to adjust the truss rod and adjust the saddle height.
Strings available for purchase.
Location:
Woodshine Finishing
104 Tungsten road
Whitehorse
668-3408
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Chart Writing Workshop with Annie Avery –TBA
This workshop is designed to teach participants how to write a chart that other members of a band can read. Musicians can improve their chances of getting gigs by learning how to organize their songs and write the chords in a way that other musicians can easily follow it. Participants will learn how to chart, or change the key of a song in this hands-on workshop that will make it easier for musicians to create opportunities to collaborate with other musicians.
Date: TBA
Location: TBA
Requirement: Bring a song you want to chart either in sheet music form, CD, or MP3!