Five-time GRAMMY nominee Roger Treece is a composer, arranger, producer, and singer who creates music – improvised and composed – that combines traditional classical elements with jazz, funk, gospel, and world. A vocal innovator, Roger tours worldwide as a performance artist, composer, conductor and teacher, guiding musicians of all ages and genres in improvisation, creativity, harmony, arranging, rhythm, and solo-vocal technique.
Workshop: Musical Fluency Basic
Musical Fluency is just like language fluency: expressive power, the ability to say what you think. Now we can all do that musically to a degree because we’ve all been around music for a long time, like how we all learned language just by picking it up when we were kids. Great! Then why go to school? Well, we went to school so we could learn to speak better, with more vocabulary, with more expressive syntax and rhetoric. Well: now it’s time to do the same thing musically! In this class you’ll learn some basic elements of the musical language and how to practice them, so you no longer have to guess and hope for the best when you improvise: you can be in control of your musical expression just as much as you are with your verbal expression
Workshop: Musical Fluency Advanced
This will be an advanced course for those who already know the Musical Fluency Elements. We’re going to practice them while Circle-Singing and put them to use in real time, creating forms, modulating, and anything and everything else. Now, If you’re still a beginner but want to come and sing and learn how to use the Musical Fluency elements, then you’re welcome!