“We are here because this is our most awaited, we always look forward to this, and we are all excited to join the camp. It is a free camp for everybody who is able to secure a pass, a pass means you have to audition,” panimula ni Maestro Ryan Cayabyab (Mr.C) sa media launch ng 7107 Music Nation’s Elements National Singing-Songwriting camp na nadaluhan ng inyong lingkod bilang blogger.
Hindi naman nagkamali ang aking imagination, dahil naka-lunch ko lang naman (as in one table) sila Mr. C, Ebe Dancel, Gabby Alipe of Urbandub at Raimund Marasigan (Sandwhich & Pedicab) doon. Sa kanila, kasama ni Ma’am Twinky D. Lagdameo (Chief Operating Officer ng 7107), ko nalaman ang lahat-lahat tungkol sa Music camp.
Aim to give an artistic experience
Sabi nga ni Ebe “Hindi mo araw-araw na mapagsasama-sama sa iisang mesa sina Gary V, Jay Durias at Mr. C, ang hirap noon it’s almost impossible. Ako nagpapapasalamat kay God kasi marami ata akong napulot kaysa naipamahagi (sa camp).”
Saka ang dami mong matutuhan gaya ng Contemporary Philippine Music History: An Overview, The Voice: The Science Behind Vocal Production, Basic Music Creation & Melody Writing, The Story in Your Head: Lyric Writing, What is Team? What is Collaboration?, Band Talk, Music Publishing Know Your Rights, Using Social Network to Market Your Music” The Music Producer: Making a Demo, Getting Started in the Music Business, Stage Performance: Top 10 Tips, at Responsibilities of A Songwriter.”
At take note ang mga ito ay ipapaliwanag ng hindi sinu-sino lamang kundi ng mga eksperto at batikan gaya nila Joey Ayala, Noel Cabangon, Jim Paredes, Gloc-9, Jungee Marcelo, Mike Villeagas, Rey Valera, Gary Granada, Aia de Leon, Jay Durias, Christina Luna, Debbie Gaite, Clarissa Ocampo, Audie Gemora, Gary Valenciano at marami pang iba.
At ilan pang take note.
- Mayroong Breakout session/presentation/panel critique… the breakout sessions will be about the basic music creation. Ayon kay Mr. C magkakaroon kaagad ng workshop at susubok sila ng five styles.
- Ang bawat grupo sa camp ay magpi-present at gagawa ng piece of music by thinking these techniques.
- Mayroon ding arranging session –“So this thing will open up their eyes na ‘ah ganito pala ang technique ni kwan…ganun ang style ni kuwan.’ Which means na open for reinterpretation for using different techniques,” sabi ni Mr.C.
- May team building especially dun sa topic na collaboration kasi sabi ni Mr. C “Because we believe in songwriting sometimes it’s good to collaborate. Like most of them ay mahilig lang sila sa sumulat on their own. But collaboration is part of life because many bands have to collaborate; band members need to collaborate their songs. Sometimes there’s a lead composer and the other ones are nakikigulo or nakikisawsaw.”
Bagong dagdag nila yung Stage Performance (top 10 tips) ni Audie Gemora “I needed something like that so people starting to be singers-songwriters have a better way to communicate to their audience apart from closing their eyes while singing. Although that’s the best way to do it.
- Mayroon ding one-on-one consultation ang mga camper sa mga mentor, jam night, pabaon, at graduation ceremony.
“Iba-ibang personality, from all walks of life, at iba –iba ang style nila. Pero what was surprising when it came down to it everybody was able to work together. And actually became friend s out of it,” impression ni Gabby Alipe sa mga nakaraang campers. “Even ‘yong mga mentors, I guess, it was an humbling experience to be part of something na you really see how rich ‘yong talent natin sa Pilipinas. Even (doon sa) akala mo amateur level you pick up something along the way, very spiritual and eye opening for everyone.”
Ongoing na ang audition para sa gustong maging campers na ang duration ay mula July 1 hanggang August31. Libre po ang maging campers na magtutungo sa Dumaguete City mula November 18-22, pero 60 lang ang tatanggapin at online ang submission sa www. elementsmusiccamp.com.ph.
Dito naman ang ilan pang detalye tungkol sa requirements for application.
note: Salamat kay Tim Ramos ng Iamstorm.com na pinasahan ako ng email ni Ms. Liz Lorenzo (ELEMENTS Music Camp Coordinator) na nag-iimbita rin ang 7107 Music Nation ng blogger para sa kanilang launch.