henry kaiser courses
PROBLEMS ARE ONLY OPPORTUNITIES IN WORK CLOTHES: HOW TO HAVE WAY MORE FUN WITH MUSIC taught by Henry Kaiser
Are you just beginning to play an instrument? You will learn 20 priceless things to know that nobody else will tell you. Are you an experienced player who wants to develop a more personal sound and expression? The simple keys to doing so will be imparted. Learning, practicing, performance, composing and improvising - we will re-examine these practices anew and discuss how to make them all big fun. Do you have problems being the musician that you want to be? We will see that all musical problems are actually positive situations for learning, growth, and FUN.
CREATIVE STRATEGIES: THE CONCEPT ALBUM taught by Henry Kaiser & Jack Thompson
The concept album has been a mainstay for folk, jazz, and rock for many decades. Who can forget Tommy, A Love Supreme, The Mothership Connection, Zen Arcade, Bitter Tears, Dust Bowl Ballads, Operation Mindcrime, or Shoot Out the Lights? The members of this class will compose and perform a concept album together at F&R. We’ll look at the history and nature of concept albums and then choose a concept and dive into it. Strategies for instant songwriting as well as expressing “the concept” through both music and words will be explored. Creating your own concept album can be a terrific motivation for breaking writer’s block. The class will finally perform the album together.