PRO SKILLS - SERIES 1: IMPROVISING & SONGWRITING
Professional musicians Talia Cohen and Will Franden give advice on how to improve your improvising skills through understanding how different musical elements work, practising improvising, and listening to lots of different music. They also look at how improvising feeds into songwriting and give tips on how to make songs your own and record your ideas.
Talia Cohen is a singer/songwriter based in East London. She has played at the likes of Ronnie Scott’s, Scala, the Hippodrome Casino and has worked with an array of musicians and producers recently including Turner Prize nominee James Richards. She fronts the ‘Duke Street Big Band’ and regularly performs with the ‘Denmark Street Big Band’, as well as her own band ‘Moth Trap’.
Will Franden is a London-based bassist who regularly performs in both studio and live settings in a range of musical styles. He studied electric and double bass and has a Bachelor of Music (Hons) from Kingston University and the University of Colorado. He also teaches both electric and double bass.
Pro Skills - Series 2 coming soon!