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Jam Remix

A Jam Session that puts musicians out of their comfort zone.

“If it’s not a challenge and you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not learning anything”
– David Atai – CTOA

This workshop is for musicians that are wanting to upskill in their craft, through original music making and good old fashioned Jamming.

We’ll be taking songs that participants listen to/enjoy, daily, then re-composing (remix) the music for that song.

Here’s how it this works.
  • We pick a song that everybody is familiar with but doesn’t know how to play, then using our combined knowledge, we figure out what key the song is in and what the chords are.
  • We’ll then learn the lyrics and vocal melodies (thank you Google)
  • Now, we reinvent the song.
  • We’re aiming for a mindset of, “if this song could be done better, what would we do?
Here’s how to be involved
Step one
Step two
  • We will send through one more registration form for the workshop
  • Once you’ve completed the form, a Mentor will contact you to gather some more info

 

All done, see you soon.

CTOA Poster Jam Remix

 

Jam Remix Course

This is a Collaborative Performance, Songwriting and Recording Sessions course for musicians that are wanting to up skill their craft, through original music making and good old fashioned Jamming.

Our JAM Remix course runs once a week, for a period of 7 weeks, three hours per day. Working alongside our experienced mentors you will discover the level of your musical skills and help in making a custom plan for your improvement. Performance, Songwriting, Sound Reinforcement and Music Production Techniques topics will be covered during this course. Every participant will be introduced to all above mentioned techniques and will be given opportunity for hands-on work learning experience.

This course is a great opportunity for developing  musicianship, basic music theory knowledge, live sound and recording skills.

Lesson Plan

Day 1

4.pm – 7.pm
  • Meet with the team that you will be working with.
  • Introductions
  • Walk through lesson plans.
  • Expected outcomes
  • Together, you and our mentor/s will discover the level of your musical skills and put together a plan to help you improve your skills.
  • Choose the song that we ‘re all comfortable with
  • Splitting up the roles (e.g. singers, instrumentalists, song writers, sound engineers, music producers)
  • Q&A
  • Prep for next session and direction for the home assignment (analyzing song)

 

Day 2

4.pm – 7.pm
  • Listening and analyzing the chosen song
    • Music style
    • Genre
    • Brief History overview of the Genre
    • Tempo
    • Key
    • Chord progression
    • Song arrangement
    • Lyrics
  • Technical  requirements for the performance
  • Setting up the equipment for the performance and sound check
  • Possibly start practicing the song
  • Q&A
  • Prep for next session and direction for the home assignment (recording session)

 

Day 3

4.pm – 7.pm
  • Setting up the equipment for the performance and sound check
  • Practice the song (We’re not looking for perfection here)
  • Technical  requirements for recording session
  • Setting up the equipment for recording session and introduction to DAW application
  • Q&A
  • Prep for next session and direction for the home assignment (multitrack recording session)

 

Day 4

4.pm – 7.pm
  • Setting up the equipment for the performance and sound check
  • Setting up the equipment for recording session and set up a multitrack recording session in DAW
  • One take recordings
  • Open discussion and Mentor feedback on the performance and recording techniques and direction for improvement
    • Theory
    • Discuss chord progression and creating a new chord progression for the Chorus
  • Q&A

Day 5

4.pm – 7.pm
  • Setting up the equipment for the performance and sound check
  • Setting up the equipment for recording session and set up a multitrack recording session in DAW
  • Practicing new chord progression
  • Multitrack recording and introduction to basic mixing techniques
  • Video recording of the performance
  • Open discussion and Mentor feedback on the chord progression, performance and recording techniques
  • Q&A
  • Prep for next session and direction for the home assignment (mixing techniques)

 

Day 6

4.pm – 7.pm
  • Setting up the equipment for the performance and sound check
  • Setting up the equipment for recording session and set up a multitrack recording session in DAW
  • Performing the song
  • Multitrack recording and implementing basic mixing techniques (e.g. comping tracks, gain staging, pan positioning, grouping channels, EQ and sound processing etc.)
  • Video recording of the recording session
  • Q&A

 

Day  7

4.pm – 7.pm
  • Repeat the Session 6
  • Open discussion and Mentor feedback on course achievements and direction for individual future development
  • Q&A

 

Last step
  • To perform what you’ve learned out in Front of Te Oro, in a busking setting.
  • This is one of the most humbling environments that a musician can be in. If you feel uncomfortable performing in front of strangers, then this is the perfect setting to overcome that fear.
  • We’ll film the event and have the videos playing on the big screens at Te Oro and on our website and Socials

 

Outcomes
  • Develop musicianship
  • Advance personal performance skills in live and studio context
  • Understanding the technical requirements for live performance (band setting)
  • Understand basics of studio equipment and music production tools and techniques
  • Demonstrate ability to work in live sound and studio recording environment
  • Understand and implement basic knowledge in the music theory (scales, chord structures, chord progression and song structure)