The Singing Soul
Improvisational a cappella
The Singing Soul is for people who are ready to let go of "getting it right" and embrace letting it just happen.
Improvisation is a profound life skill. This utterly experiential program is a powerful experience of improvised music making and of being alive and present. Participants will hone the arts of the improviser: deep listening, spontaneous expression, fluid awareness of self and others, working with change, and trusting intuition. They will also strengthen their abilities as musical architects: creating melodies, harmony, vocal percussion, bass lines. There are no wrong notes and there's nothing to memorize – just breathe and sing.
By turns edgy, hilarious, challenging, and deeply moving, each moment is an original composition that is unrehearsed, precious, and irreplaceable. It's also profoundly fun! Improvisational abilities add significant value to creative problem solving, addressing difficult conversations, community building, managing change and the transformation of conflict.
Strengthen your abilities to:
- Sing spontaneously, freely, skillfully, and without doubt
- Accurately hear pitch, rhythm and musical form
- Fly with others in soulful, freewheeling counterpoint
- Create lyrics and tell stories in your singing
- Experience new roles and genres in your music-making
- Access fresh possibilities through improvised movement and free-form writing
Sessions begin with physical and vocal warming, improv style! A wide variety of clearly outlined structures are offered, for the full group, small groups, duets and soloing; each of which generates different experiences and outcomes. Sessions are punctuated with pauses to process our learnings together.
Read one attendee's experience at The Singing Soul on the Haven Shen blog.