Music-minded - (The Sun)

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Music was the fuel for Broad-minded.  It is the driving force, the energy, the passion behind the enterprise.  Like the Sun Music provides us with many things.   Whether you sing, play a music instrument, dj, provide music/sound for therapy or maybe listen to music, dance to music, relax to music etc it's used widely for providing or for receiving.  Music is creative, expressive, healing, stimulating, energising, unifying , calming, inspiring.  I could go on and on! It provides us with many of our emotional feelings such as excitement, bliss, joy, for all of our life experiences. It's an important aspect of wellness and as such is a vital cog in the wheel of broad-minded and the world in general..  

There will be articles, interviews and features relating to all the positive aspects that music provides from inspiration stories, the significance of musical expression, the benefits of music, artist developments, music reviews/events from around electronic, alternative and experimental music and much more!

Broad-minded also provides services to help with expression, development and inspiration such as the following below and in the sub menu;

Intuitive Music Making Workshops

Broad-minded's forward thinking electronic music workshops cater for a variety of users and age groups, ranging from age 9-16, adults and other aspects of community learning.  

Areas we cover include;

  • Education

  • Charities

  • Youth Work

  • SME's - Sound Management Workshop (Staff Team building)

  • Learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities

These workshops focus on the participant being imaginative, learning new skills and being expressive whilst making electronic music. No experience of using a musical instrument is required as the devices and teachings cater for an intuitive experience.  The workshops have a maximum of 10 people involved using grooveboxes, midi keyboards and software such as ableton live.  The workshops vary from 2 hours up to a full day.  With on-going sessions and courses also available.

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Sound Management (Away Days)

This half day (2 hours) or full day workshop (4 hour) focuses on producing a short track using groove boxes, in pairs to aid team bonding, learning new skills and having fun away from the usual working day.

For all workshops prices will vary depending on equipment required, distance travelled, type of group/workshop, number of learners (Max 10), resources required and preparation time. Reduced rates are available for continual sessions or courses. Price guide is below....  

 

Contact lee@broad-minded.com for further details

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Taster Session (2hrs 30 mins)

 

Create a short section of a track using 6 instruments parts such as bass, lead melody, Kick Drum, Snare Drum and 2 more percussion sounds. Use the mixer to perform your track live.

Taster day  (4 hs) 

Create a couple of sections of a track using 6 instruments parts such as bass, lead melody, Kick Drum, Snare Drum and 2 more percussion sounds.  Also add your own effects and perform your short track in full using the mixer