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 Post subject: Re: 5 DAY YIDAKI, N'GONI AND TAONGA PUORO COURSE 2013, July 19-2
PostPosted: 14.04.2013, 22:19 
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Finally, here are the details for the 2013 workshop!

We're very excited about it as it does offer a lot of possiblilities. Apart from the highly successful yidaki tuition, N'Goni playing classes or TAONGA PUORO making classes.

WHERE AND WHEN

The workshop will take place from July 19 to July 23 in Alosen above the beautiful Ägerisee in Central Switzerland (click here to see the location on Google Maps)

The workshop will take place in large Chalet style house that offers 17 bedrooms (all single or double rooms), workshop rooms and outdoor recreation areas and that ist sufficiently remote so that we won't bother any neighbours.

The wider area offers excellent hiking opportunities and the nearby lake (Ägerisee) invites for a refreshing swim in the Summer.


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ATTENDANCE AND PRICING OPTIONS:

N'GONI
Special N'goni promotion for this year only!
All n'goni tuition at this event is FREE with every n'goni purchase!
Plus the n'goni are sold at an already discounted price!

Brass colour n'goni, made from a first selection skinned calabash from Burkina Faso, AAA grade aged hardwood stem and bridge, custom made
brass fittings and finished to suit your hand size exactly: usually $1050, special promotional price $880 CHF!

Plus these additional accessories will be sold at cost price with every n'goni purchase:
Tough canvas fully lined n'goni bags: $90 (usually $160)
Kisingkising shaker attachment: $45 (usually $65)

NB: Participants of the n'goni course who wish to purchase an n'goni (and accessories) must confirm no later than the 31 April 2013. This is to ensure all relevant n'goni components are organised and built in advance.

If you have your own n'goni the tuition charge for days 2, 3, 4 and 5 is $120 CHF

YIDAKI
Option 1 Yidaki - all 5 days yidaki tuition: $460 CHF

Option 2 Yidaki - beginners, intermediate and advanced immersion course - Days 1, 2, 3 and 4: $380 CHF

Option 3 Yidaki - intermediate and advanced only - Days 3, 4 and 5: $290 CHF

Option 4 Yidaki - beginners introduction - Days 1 and 2: $200 CHF

Option to extend at any point for the above prices.

TAONGA PUORO
Taonga puoro - all tuition including making a kōauau and a porotiti is by koha! Koha is a traditional Maori system of donation based on what you feel it is worth and what you can afford to pay.

EXTRA SPECIAL OFFER!
All events, including the purchase of a custom made brass n'goni AND a free 30 minute 1-1 lesson of your choice with Jeremy: $1290 CHF! (NB: must be booked before 31 April).

MEALS AND ACCOMODATION

In addition to the tuition costs above, there will be costs for accommodation and meals. We’ve been able to organize a chef for the entire workshop who will prepare all the meals for us. e decided to provide accommodation and meals at cost which means that it gets cheaper the more people attend the workshop. Accommodation costs shouldn’t exceed CHF 33.- per person and night and full day meals shouldn’t exceed CHF 35.- per person and day (probably quite a bit lower).

For people arriving from abroad, accommodation from the 18th to the 19th of July on the premises is also possible. It is also recommended for people who are attending workshop day 5 (see below) to spend the night from July 23 to 24 on the premises as well since the workshop will only end at 10pm and you certainly wouldn't want to miss the farewell party!

Your partners who are not attending any course are also very welcome to stay with us. They will have to pay for food and accomodation only. The place is wonderfully suited for hiking, swimming in the lake or just relaxing and enjoying the scenery of central Switzerland.

WORKSHOP AGENDA

Day 1:
10:00am - 11:30am Yidaki Individual Sounds:
In this session Jeremy introduces participants to the building blocks (individual sounds) of yidaki playing. This session is perfect for absolute beginners and also a great opportunity for advanced players to refine the quality of their technique.

12:00pm - 1:30pm Lunch

2:00pm - 3:30pm Yidaki Individual Sounds:
In this session Jeremy introduces participants to the building blocks (individual sounds) of yidaki playing. This session is perfect for absolute beginners and also a great opportunity for advanced players to refine the quality of their technique.

4:00pm - 5:30pm N'goni assembly and tuning:
This session is for people who have purchased an n'goni from Jeremy. Participants will be shown how to assemble their own n'goni and together with assistance from Jeremy, they will put it together. They will then learn how to string and tune it.

6:30pm - 8:00pm Dinner

8:30pm - 10:00pm Korero Taonga puoro:
In this session Jeremy will introduce the participants to several types of traditional Māori musical instruments, explaining their origin, history and how they are made and used.

This will be accompanied with musical demonstrations and the opportunity for people to have a go at playing them.

Day 2:
10:00am - 11:30am Yidaki Phrases:
This session develops what was learnt during day 1. The individual sounds are put together into various combinations and sequences to make a phrase. These phrases are repeated to become rhythm.

12:00pm - 1:30pm Lunch

2:00pm - 3:30pm Yidaki Phrases:
The individual sounds are put together into various combinations and sequences to make a phrase. These phrases are repeated to become rhythm. Several phrases are taught.

4:00pm - 5:30pm Whakairo Taonga puoro: (carving Maori musical instruments)
Learn to make your own kōauau or porotiti with guidance and assistance from Jeremy. These instruments will be made from pre-prepared wooden 'blanks' that Jeremy has shaped. Making a kōauau is simple and just involved some light sanding. Making a porotiti involves shaping and sanding the wooden blank into a suitable form and is fairly simple. This will be ongoing over the duration of the course.

6:30pm - 8:00pm Dinner

8:30pm - 9:30pm N'goni playing:
Jeremy will teach a basic rhythm so people are familiar with the string positions, the playing technique and tuning.

Day 3:
10:00am - 11:30am Yidaki Rhythm Composition:
In this session Jeremy will guide you to write your own phrases and play your own rhythms.

12:00pm - 1:30pm Lunch

2:00pm - 3:30pm Yidaki Rhythm Composition:
In this session Jeremy will guide you to write your own phrases and play your own rhythms, building on the information from the previous session.

4:00pm - 5:30pm Whakairo Taonga pÅ«oro: (carving Maori musical instruments)
Learn to make your own kōauau or porotiti with guidance and assistance from Jeremy. These instruments will be made from pre-prepared wooden 'blanks' that Jeremy has shaped. Making a kōauau is simple and just involved some light sanding. Making a porotiti involves shaping and sanding the wooden blank into a suitable form and is fairly simple. This will be ongoing over the duration of the course.

6:30pm - 8:00pm Dinner

8:30pm - 9:30pm N'goni playing:
Jeremy will develop the rhythm from the previous session, adding variations and making the rhythm more complex.

Day 4:

10:00am - 11:30am Yidaki Advanced composition:
Complex patterns are written, developed and played. Jeremy makes helpful timing, technique and 'feel' distinctions.

12:00pm - 1:30pm Lunch

2:00pm - 3:30pm Yidaki Advanced composition:
Complex patterns are written, developed and played. Jeremy makes helpful timing, technique and 'feel' distinctions.

4:00pm - 5:30pm Taonga puoro:
In this session you will learn how to play your kōauau and porotiti, together with various practises they can be used for.

6:30pm - 8:00pm Dinner

8:30pm - 9:30pm N'goni playing:
Jeremy will teach a more complicated rhythm together with variations and technique distinctions.

Day 5:

10:00am - 12:00pm Yidaki Freestyle Coaching:
This intensive session is strictly limited to advanced players only. Fast paced and challenging, this session will give yidaki players confidence in improvising with power, clarity and intention.

12:30pm - 1:30pm Lunch

2:00pm - 3:00pm Yidaki Freestyle Coaching:
This intensive session is strictly limited to advanced players only. Fast paced and challenging, this session will give yidaki players confidence in improvising with power, clarity and intention.

4:00pm - 5:30pm Taonga puoro:
In this session you will go deeper in learning how to play your kōauau and porotiti, plus understand more fully the uses and practises with them.

6:30pm - 8:00pm Dinner

8:30pm - 9:30pm N'goni playing:
Jeremy will teach another complicated rhythm together with variations and technique distinctions.

10:00pm - 12:00am Celebration.. you made it!

Bookings
Please contact Christian at christian@serioussticks.com with your choice of workshop options and your date of arrival and departure.


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 Post subject: Re: 5 DAY YIDAKI, N'GONI AND TAONGA PUORO COURSE 2013
PostPosted: 16.06.2013, 12:20 
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Hey Chris!
Making Jeremy work for his cash, I see :)

Hope it's fun.

Dan


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 Post subject: Re: 5 DAY YIDAKI, N'GONI AND TAONGA PUORO COURSE 2013
PostPosted: 17.06.2013, 19:49 
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Hi Dan

it will be fun. I didn't make him do anything, it was all his idea :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: 5 DAY YIDAKI, N'GONI AND TAONGA PUORO COURSE 2013
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seriouschris wrote:
Hi Dan

it will be fun. I didn't make him do anything, it was all his idea :wink:



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Do you swear on your cat/dog/similar?

Make sure to let him out for a run once or twice a week, or his legs will whither :)

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