Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya
2-4 February 2018
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Saturday, February 3 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Workshop Christian Howes FULL

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Amplified strings, Looping and effects In The Classroom, Practice Room, And Stage
Short/description: Using loop pedals and effects with amplified string instruments is cool! It also allows teachers to easily engage students in group exercises related to both traditional and eclectic styles. This session presents an overview of how to use loops and effects as a tool for teaching, practice, and performance. Gain insights into the basics of looping technology, how to create loops, common pitfalls, and how to go beyond the basics to get your students excited about creative practice.
Long/abstract: In this session, you'll learn about the different looping technologies available, as well as common pitfalls and basic advice for creating loops that work. You’ll also receive an overview of all things electric strings including:
  1. the pros and cons of using pickups, microphones, and solid body electric string instruments
  2. How to choose amplifiers and p.a. systems
  3. an overview of effects such as reverb, delay, overdrive, octave, modulation, chorus, etc..
  4. use of preamps
  5. best practices

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Christian Howes

Christian Howes is the founder of the annual Creative Strings Workshop and Festival, the online study course Creative Strings Academy. Named “#1 Rising Stars Violinist” by the Downbeat Critics Poll, nominated for “Violinist of the Year” by the Jazz Journalists Association, and listed among the top three jazz violinists by Jazz Times.. Christian is a Yamaha... Read More →

Saturday February 3, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm CET
Sala d'Orquestra ESMUC