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Get Back Beatles Workshop

MMF Beatles WorkshopOn Saturday, January 23, 2016, Get Back Wisconsin will partner with the Madison Music Foundry to produce a one-day Beatles workshop

Goal: Participants in the workshop will experience hands-, ears-, and minds-on, the various aspects, benefits, challenges, and principles of preparing and performing Beatles songs, when the aim is to stay true to the recorded versions.

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Workshop schedule:

9:00-9:45 Introductory session (in the big rehearsal room):

  • A quick overview of what we are doing and why
  • A few words about each of the specialized sessions
  • A short performance by GET BACK WISCONSIN

10:00-11:00 Specialized sessions round 1 (in the big room + 3 others):

  • Drums (led by John Nokovic)
  • Bass (led by Steve Morgan)
  • Keyboard/Strings/Winds (led by Aviv Kammay)
  • Guitar (led by Geoff Blake-Horst and Sean Michael Dargan)

11:15-12:15 Specialized sessions round 2

  • Vocals (led by Sean Michael Dargan and Steve Morgan)
  • Beatles literacy: Discography and bibliography (led by Geoff Blake-Horst and Aviv Kammay)

12:15-1:30 Lunch

1:30-2:30 Specialized sessions round 3:

  • Self-contained “inauthentic” Beatles covers for the solo artist (led by Sean Michael Dargan)
  • Arranging Beatles covers in the practical world (led by Aviv Kammay and Steve Morgan)

2:45-4:15 Practice time in small, ad hoc ensembles, each facilitated by one or more Get Back Wisc. members.

4:30-6:00 Closing session (everybody back into the big room):

  • Performances by workshop participants
  • A live rehearsal by GET BACK WISCONSIN (using Rubber Soul material)
  • Q&A with GET BACK WISC.

Click here for the registration form