Gospel Rising Music Festival

Galway May 12th – 14th 2017

Music, workshops & fun for everyone!

Soloist Workshop (Advanced): Ad-Libbing

Facilitator: Wayne Ellington

Finding it hard to make a song interesting?  Are you over thinking your leads so much that your ad-libs are becoming tedious?  Tend to do the same riffs and runs or are you another Mariah Carey or Kirk Franklin impersonator and do as the original artist does?

If you answered yes to any of the above then this workshop for you.

Learn the importance of establishing and knowing the melody of your song, how to implement techniques like call-and-response and how to take off and soar vocally throughout an entire piece.  This workshop will also teach soloists how to be selective in their improvisation and to realise that less is often more when it comes to singing over a choir.  The soloists will also learn the tricks of the trade in relation to reading ones audience and becoming adaptable, so that they truly begin to enjoy the experience of connecting with the audience and getting the message of the song across.

Brought to you with the support of:

Wild Atlantic Way logo Failte Ireland logo Galway's Westend logo Association of Irish Choirs logo QPark logo GoBus logo