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Pentatonic Slogfest! – Rob Flax – Livestream Workshop

December 5, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm MST

Pentatonic Slogfest with Rob Flax

Exclusive livestream workshop with Rob Flax, composer and instrumentalist who can “make music out of anything”

You may have heard of the pentatonic scale, but do you know how to use it? Master improviser Rob Flax teaches you how to practice this magical scale, from learning your instrument better to the countless ways it can be used in improvisation.
Rob will have sheet music examples and downloadable PDFs in all clefs, plus show you how to take these concepts off the page and play blues, jazz licks, bluegrass runs, North African grooves, and much much more!

December 5, 2021 – 2:00PM MST

Cost: myTalentForge Members – Free, non-members – $25.00

About Rob Flax:

Rob Flax is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist, composer, and educator from Evanston, IL with a playful heart and an open mind. He has performed nationally and internationally with groups of many different styles, including opening for B.B. King and Tower of Power, playing viola and violin with the Trans Siberian Orchestra and YouTube star Jacob Collier, upright bass in an Argentine tango ensemble, mandolin and fiddle in various bluegrass bands, electric violin in several rock bands, collaborations with modern dancers, and more. As a composer Rob has written music for choreographers, film (including work on projects with James Franco and Anthony Bourdain), and several original projects. Rob is a graduate of the New England Conservatory, and he currently lives in Boston, MA.

In his “One Man Band” shows, Rob uses a looper pedal and other effects to transform his violin into an entire symphony of sounds, as well as use other instruments like piano, guitar, and percussion. As a singer Rob draws influences from a long list of vocalists including Nat King Cole, Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder, Harry Belafonte, Reggie Watts, and Bobby McFerrin. His songs are sometimes humorous, and like his hero Tom Lehrer Rob also has a degree in mathematics. Rob’s favorite composer is Fred Rogers, and like Mister Rogers Rob strives to create a better world using his musical gifts to spread light and joy.

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How to Attend:

  1. Register Below if you’re not a myTalentForge member (if you’re a member, you’re already registered! Your zoom link is available here)
  2. Save Your Registration Email–this has your zoom link to join on the day of the workshop (it’s labeled “Download)
  3. At the time of the workshop, click the Download button in your registration email to join us!

 

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Details

Date:
December 5, 2021
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm MST
Event Category:

Venue

Virtual Zoom Workshop