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Mindful Modes – Breathing Life Into Your Scale Practice

19 April 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm BST

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“Thank you for fostering such an accepting, nonjudgemental spirit of curious exploration!” Cynthia

Are you bored with your scale practice?

Scales, like life, are full of longing, tension and release. They speak of relationship – conflictual, harmonious, tenuous – and resolution. They can rise and fall like waves, soar like the wind and tumble like autumn leaves……and yet we practice them mechanically. Practicing scales is an essential way to learn the map of the instrument, becoming comfortable, free and at ease everywhere and in every key. They are not just about the left hand, but about breathing our bows and our bodies. Scales can, like meditation, become a daily practice, both simple and profound, of becoming grounded, integrated, connected, present and embodied.

This is a weekly drop-in class for anyone who has not yet discovered the beauty of scales, or for whom the lustre of scale practice has dimmed. Using the breath to support us, we will explore, discuss, play and celebrate scales together in various rhythms, shapes, characters and speeds. String players of all levels are welcome. No one is too experienced, too inexperienced, too young or too old for scales!

Practical Information

Who is it for: All string players
Ruth Phillips
Number of participants: up to 12
Length of session: 60 minutes
Number of sessions: standalone or book package of 5
Dates and times: 2pm – 3pm on Mondays | 29 March | 5, 12, 19, 26 April | 10, 17, 24, 31 May | 7 June 2021
Cost: £12.50 per session or book 5 sessions for £58 (saving £4.50)

What you need to bring:
Your instrument, comfortable clothing and an open mind!

List of forthcoming sessions in this series

>> Follow this link to book a package of 5 sessions for £58 (saving £4.50).
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19 April 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm BST
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Ruth Phillips
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