Teaching ensemble lab in a lockdown

Spicer, Michael (2021) Teaching ensemble lab in a lockdown. In: Arrhythmia Performance Pedagogy and Practice, 9:50am – 10:10am - 5th June 2021, Online.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Title: Teaching ensemble lab in a lockdown

The Ensemble Lab module focuses on working on the interactions that can occur between players in small ensembles where there is scope for a significant amount of improvisation. Each week, one of the activities in the class is to create a group improvisation which really relies on the performers being in the same space at the same time because they need to hear and respond to each other in real-time. This became impossible during the lockdown, so we had to find another approach to achieve the same goals. Two methods were tried. The obvious approach was to try to play together online. The other approach was to create an offline environment that enables students to practice creating improvised lead lines by themselves, playing along with software-based “improvisers. This proved to be moderately successful. Both of these techniques have opened the doors to new musical activities, which are proving beneficial in other contexts even after we have resumed teaching on campus.

Uncontrolled Keywords: Syncopationpanel9
Subjects: Performing Arts
Divisions: Publications > Conference Paper
Depositing User: Ms Ashalatha Krishnan
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2021 08:12
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2021 08:13
URI: http://drlib.lasalle.edu.sg/id/eprint/992
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