Dynamics in Performance Class
An Encore Program! – Dynamics in Performance: A Four-Week VIRTUAL Class with Beth Wood
Have you even been mesmerized by a musical performance, or taken on a journey while watching someone perform a song? Performers intentionally use dynamics to engage your ears, eyes and mind. The formal definition of dynamics in music is the variation in loudness between notes or phrases. The execution of dynamics also extends beyond loudness to include changes in timbre and tempo, body language, facial expression, and more. Beth Wood will lead us in an exploration of dynamics as it pertains to performing your songs with the ultimate goal of delivering you story in a powerful and engaging way.
In this four-week class, we will delve into your “dynamics” toolbox. We’ll explore tips and tricks for providing your performances with variety, movement, and emotional arc. We will address how breathing, awareness, zooming out, phrasing, and song-mapping tie in to delivering an engaging performance. Come prepared to share a song or two – they don’t have your songs, just songs that you’d like to work on. Let’s have fun and learn from each other!
Maximum of 10 participants. Via Zoom. Cost: $100
Thursdays at 7 pm: Jan 28, Feb 4, 11, 18