By the end of 2016, it was clear that a number of people were keen to be involved in a few more activities on an occasional basis. It was impossible, though, to find times that everyone could make. The idea of the Music Saturday is that everyone knows well in advance when activities are going on.
Music Saturdays happen once a month. They are almost always on the second Saturday of the month. If it necessary to change the pattern for one month the new date is published as early as possible on the website.
Music Saturdays are about developing and practising skills. They provide an opportunity to learn and to try activities to find out whether they are interesting and enjoyable. Over time, different things have been timetabled on Saturdays, reflecting people's interests. In the summer, other events and commitments may mean Music Saturdays have to be a bit flexible.
We meet at Felton Village Hall. Refreshments are available throughout the day. Everyone is welcome to come to any of the sessions. No need to attend every month.
Cost of Confident Singing is just 50p. For everything else, it's £1.50 for each session to cover room hire, refreshments and materials
The morning is devoted to singing, with an emphasis on becoming a more confident singer. Pick up any of the sessions, or treat yourself and come to all of them!
If you want to give one or more sessions a go, just turn up. If you would rather email beforehand, do.
9.00 to 10.00 Reading Music: knowledge and skills
Practical activities to improve music reading. Useful for anyone who wants to get better at decoding the dots.
10.15 to 10.45 Confident Singing
Find the voice you may not have been sure you had, and get used to using it: work on breathing, tone, projection and tuning.
10.45 to 12.00 A Cappella Singing
Developing confidence and independence in singing. Lots of small group work. 16th and 17th century music.
13.00 to 14.00 Ukuleles
Ukulele players practise and learn together.
14.00 to 15.30 Slow Tunes Session
Want to play folk music but the sessions in pubs go too fast for you? Slow Tunes is about learning and practising the tunes – slowly. Play by ear or with the music. All instruments welcomed.
15.30 – 17.00 Swedish Folk Music
Chris Metherell leads a workshop introducing players of all instruments to tunes in the Uppland tradition. Read the notation or play by ear.