Folk music for voice
and percussion ensemble
Planned and taught by Mariana Masetto
Voice and percussion emerged simultaneously in humanity’s musical origins
Vocal and instrumental ensemble: Syllabus
The work is structured around the exercise of independence in singing and playing.
The main goal of the syllabus is to train students by fostering the development of their artistic skills to simultaneously sing and play percussion in an organic manner, working consciously with the whole body (voice + hands + feet), performing folk music from Argentina, Latin America and the world.
Lessons are also aimed at instilling a love of music — music as art, as a means of expression, and as a creator of wellbeing for anyone who believes in its transcendental language.
Lessons are intended for anyone who harbors artistic interests. No musical background is needed, and there is no age limit.
If you can talk, you can sing. If you can walk, you can dance.
Introduction / musical initiation
Brief history; a summary account of folk music and the origins of instruments
Elementary notions of musical theory
Vocalizations with yoga-related body work: vocal work requires body work.
I have found in yoga a key tool to tone the body, and I have seen great results, not only in my students, but also in many artists who practice it around the world.
Vocal training based on the singing method Our Voice Has a Body
We will use the bombo legüero as the base instrument, and later explore a variety of instruments: caja chayera, Colombian tambora, ankle rattles, cajón, huancara, caxixis, ocean drum, talking drum, udu, djembe, cowbell and kalimba.
Vocal and instrumental ensemble
Rhythm and melody
Introduction to voice recording
Students will receive printed material.
Book: "Our voice has body"
Lessons of singing and percussion
Regarding my experience as an artist and teacher:
When we work with our body, through our body and for our body, we are able to transcend our physical dimension and reach higher states of consciousness. Our mind becomes calmer and we get to experience a more serene and concentrated state.
It should be noted that practicing postures while singing is not only about fulfilling a physical, muscular need for the sake of the sound producing organs, but also a means to achieving concentration in such subtle processes as making music with our own body by singing.
Telephone: 5411 4568 2956
Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires.
Buenos Aires, Argentina.