Ministry Month: PA System Care & Maintenance

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Join Paul Bothner Music in conjunction with Mackie South Africa for the second in a three-part series aimed at House of Worship sound engineers.

Cameron and Chris, the Paul Bothner Music N1 City sound reinforcement experts, will be presenting this FREE Ministry Month workshop. So if you or someone you know could use a few PA system care and maintenance tips, this is the perfect workshop.

Where: Paul Bothner Music N1 City
Shop 71, N1 Value Centre
Goodwood
7460
Cape Town
When: 23 May 2018
Time: 6:30 pm
Cost: FREE

The objective of this workshop is to equip the average, part-time sound engineer with the basic knowledge to properly operate and tackle the common problems which face the majority of sound reinforcement systems.

Do you want to stay in the loop about other FREE workshops at Paul Bothner Music? Then be sure to sign up for our weekly e-newsletter. You can also take a look at the rest of our Ministry Month Workshops [here].

What to Expect

A no jargon, fit for purpose, easy to understand approach and presentation

As a sound engineer, there are a lot of simple steps you can take to ensure that certain things don’t go wrong. However, sometimes things can go wrong even if you’ve taken every precaution.

During this workshop our trained, experienced experts will go through practical steps you can implement to ensure the longevity of your gear. In addition, we will provide you with the steps to take once thing goes wrong.

More specifically we will look at:

  • Equipment, cable care and maintenance
  • How to correctly store equipment, roll and store your cables.
  • How to avoid damaging instruments and equipment and what to do if one does get damaged.
  • How to avoid blown speakers and amplifiers.
  • How and why they get damaged in the first place, and what you can do to avoid it.
  • Tips for novice sound engineers
  • Open Questions from the audience.

If you have any questions, why not drop us a mail?

How to sing correctly and avoid vocal strain

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How to sing correctly and avoid vocal strain

Before you go running, the first thing you should do is stretch out your muscles and warm up. Once you’ve warmed up, you can start to push yourself. Singing must be thought of in the same way.

If you’re not warming up before you sing, there is a high likelihood that you’re putting your vocal chords under undue strain. If you’re not careful, this can have long-reaching effects. Other than warming up, there are a number of techniques you can use to ensure that you spare your voice.

During this FREE Ministry Month workshop, Tim Fedder will guide you through how to sing correctly and avoid vocal strain.

Where: Paul Bothner Music N1 City
Shop 71, N1 Value Centre
Goodwood
7460
Cape Town
When: 26 May
Time: 10:30 am (for 11 am)
Cost: FREE

What to expect

  • Singing correctly and avoid vocal strain,
  • Smoothing over the transition from chest to head voice
  • How to increase lung capacity and develop the vocal cord flexibility, as well as how to maintain vocal health and warm up your voice properly before a performance

Do you want to stay in the loop about other FREE workshops at Paul Bothner Music? Then be sure to sign up for our weekly e-newsletter. You can also take a look at the rest of our Ministry Month Workshops [here].

There will be Special Offers on Stage-Ready Gear – One day only and exclusive to our N1 Superstore!
Brands included: Mackie, Shure, AKG H&H, Warfdale, Roland, Carol, Fender Pro Audio, Proel and more! All the must have’s for any and all vocalists will be part of the sale.

More about the clinician

Tim Feder is the Director of Sounds of the Nations South Africa. He is an artist, producer, studio engineer and songwriter. Tim runs the Sounds of the Nations Studio, which has released the works of many local gospel and worship artists.

Tim was selected to be a delegate at Mix With the Masters in 2014 where he trained under Jimmy Douglass (Engineer for Pharrell Williams, Timberland, Justin Timberlake & Alecia Keys). Timothy was worship pastor at His People Christian Church for eight years before going full time with Sounds of the Nations.

If you have any questions, why not drop us a mail?

Using a Click Track and Multi-Tracks on Stage

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If you’re serious about being tight when you play live, it’s imperative that you learn to play to a click track.

Learning a new technique is seldom easy; it can take hours of dedicated practice to implement it into your playing. The problem can be compounded if you’re not 100% certain of how to use the new technique. Take a click track for example; there’s more to playing to a click track than setting the tempo and jamming along.

During this FREE Ministry Month Workshop Chris Van Zyl will walk you through the basics of playing to a click track. After hes shown the basics of playing to a click track he will delve into the world of multi-tracks.

Where: Paul Bothner Music Somerset West
Shop 16, Checkers Centre
c/o Main & Gordons Street
Somerset West
When: 26 May 2018
Time: 11 am
Cost: FREE

What to expect

An in-depth discussion of the basics of using a click track and multi-tracks on stage.

Do you want to stay in the loop about other FREE workshops at Paul Bothner Music? Then be sure to sign up for our weekly e-newsletter. You can also take a look at the rest of our Ministry Month Workshops [here].

More about the clinician

Chris has been actively involved in praise and worship since he left school. His involvement in the Bay has taught him a few lessons along the way, and he is delighted to share them with us. Apart from being actively involved in the praise and worship, Chris is also a drum teacher and professional drummer.

If you have any questions, why not drop us a mail?

How to get a range of emotion into your gospel playing

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Have you ever heard anyone say that playing the guitar should sound like a vocalist singing? While this might not always be true, it is true when playing a blues or a gospel guitar solo. But, you need to play the right solo over the right kind of music.

You can’t play a death-metal style shred solo over a slow gospel piece, just like you shouldn’t play a blues solo over a jazz piece of music. During this FREE Ministry Month workshop, John Costopoulos and John Chamier will discuss how to get a range of emotion into your gospel playing.

Where: Glenwood Village Music
Shop 101/102, Glenwood Village Centre
Corner of Che Guevara Rd & Hunt Rd
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
When: 26 May 2018
Time: 11:00 am till 12:00 pm
FREE ENTRY

Do you want to stay in the loop about other FREE workshops at Paul Bothner Music? Then be sure to sign up for our weekly e-newsletter. You can also take a look at the rest of our Ministry Month Workshops [here].

What to Expect

  • The sensitive side of playing lead guitar during worship
  • Different techniques and scales you would use to create emotion and set the mood
  • Chord structure with all the instruments in your praise and worship band.

More About John Costopoulos

John started earning money at 13 and continued to play in bands with various local and overseas personnel based in Zambia. He played for dance bands, theatre productions and pop groups but his passion was the rock world of Zep and Deep Purple etc.

At 30 he went solo, singing, playing guitar and flute and doing stand-up comedy, recording his own backing tracks.

From 1989 to date he has played almost every week in church and enjoys the privilege of arranging the praise and worship material for his local church team. He occasionally produces original work in his (amateur) studio.

If you have any questions, why not drop us a mail?

Be a church musician, not the church drummer

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A good drummer can keep time like a metronome; a great drummer knows how music works. If you want to reach the top of your drumming game, it’s imperative first to understand the basics of musicianship.

During this FREE Ministry Month workshop, Thapelo Mofokeng will be discussing what it takes to be a church musician, not the church drummer. This workshop will benefit drummers of all levels who are trying to hone their skills and who aspire to one day be one of the greats.

Where: DV Village Music Bloemfontein
Shop 5, Victorian Square
C/O 2nd Avenue & President Reitz Street
Bloemfontein
When: 19 May 2018
Time: 12 am
Cost: FREE

What to Expect

  • Understanding counting and time keeping
  • Dynamic drumming
  • Listening is a skill

Do you want to stay in the loop about other FREE workshops at Paul Bothner Music? Then be sure to sign up for our weekly e-newsletter. You can also take a look at the rest of our Ministry Month Workshops [here].

More about the clinician

Besides being a session musician, Thapelo Mofokeng the drumkit and keyboard teacher, as well as the and sound technology lecturer at Damelin in Bloemfontein. Thapelo has over 13 years of experience in the music industry.

Not only has he got a B-Tech in Jazz & Popular Music from the Tshwane University of Technology, he has also performed alongside giants like Tom Knific, Mlungisi Gegana, Kevin Davidson, Dr Roland Moses, Dr Mageshen Naidoo and Bloemfontein’s very own Andile Qongqo

If you have any questions, why not drop us a mail?

Music In Ministry with Jonathan Ericksen

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To many people, music is an intricate part of the ministry and how they celebrate. The idea of separating music from the church service would never even be considered in most congregations. Considering then how vital music is to your church service, you need to pay particular attention to ensure that you get it right.

During this FREE Ministry Month workshop, Jonathan Ericksen will be exploring the fundamentals of music in the ministry, and how to use your worship team to their fullest effect.

Where: New Life Revival Tabernacle
In association with DV Village Kimberley
When: Saturday 19 May 2018
Time: 3 pm to 4 pm
Cost: FREE

What to expect

  • The fundamentals of a worship team
  • Practical demonstrations on sound and instruments
  • Worship team development skills

Do you want to stay in the loop about other FREE workshops at Paul Bothner Music? Then be sure to sign up for our weekly e-newsletter. You can also take a look at the rest of our Ministry Month Workshops [here].

More about the clinician

Jonathan Ericksen was born and bred in Kimberley. Music has always been one of this first loves, so it’s no surprise that he’s been actively involved with gospel and praise and worship music for his entire life.

Jonathan is the Senior Pastor of New Life Revival Tabernacle in Kimberley.

If you have any questions, why not drop us a mail?

Praise & Worship Singing: Tips and Techniques

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Presented by leading vocal coach, Eileen Butler Pilot, this wide-ranging workshop will include specific exercises to strengthen and increase your vocal range, as well as examples of microphone technique and group harmony singing.

Eileen will be covering a variety of musical styles used in today’s Praise & Worship music including Contemporary Pop, R ‘n B, Jazz, Gospel, Rock and even Musical Theatre. Whether you sing in the choir, church band, or youth group, this workshop is a must!

Where: Paul Bothner Music Plumstead
Shop G7 Richmond Center
Main Road
Plumstead
When: 19 May 2018
Time: 11 am
Cost: FREE

Styles Covered:

  • Contemporary Pop
  • R & B
  • Jazz Gospel
  • Rock
  • Musical Theater

Do you want to stay in the loop about other FREE workshops at Paul Bothner Music? Then be sure to sign up for our weekly e-newsletter. You can also take a look at the rest of our Ministry Month Workshops [here].

More about the clinician

Eileen was previously the vocal coach on the Coca-Cola Popstars series, as well as various other reality shows in South Africa, Zambia, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania.

If you have any questions, why not drop us a mail?

Ernie Ball String Collective VII

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Ernie Ball String Collective VII

It is time once again for the ever popular Ernie Ball String Collective. This year marks the seventh installment of this annual event which celebrates and showcases some amazing talent!

The Ernie Ball String Collective

The Ernie Ball String Collective VII has grown from year to year, and is sure to delight music lovers of all ages. The evening will feature six of Cape Towns top artists. Each artist will play 3 songs, in what has been described as a truly eclectic musical evening.

The event will take place on the 11th of May at the Slave Church Museum in Long Street, Cape Town.

Please note, that the venue (The Slave Church Museum) does not allow alcohol to be consumed on the premises. So if you would like to have a drink before the show, you should take a wander to any of the restaurants or bars that Long street has to offer.

Line Up:

Van T
Mapumba
Gary Thomas
Andre Leo
Jules Terea
Jeri Silverman

Tickets

Tickets will only set you back R80 if you buy them in advance, or you can get them at the door for R100. For an evening of great music in the Mother City, that is a small price to pay. Especially when you consider the venue.

Tickets are available [here]. It is important to note that tickets will only be available at the door if the event doesn’t sell out in advance. So if you want to ensure that you get to watch the show, it is imperative that you buy your tickets in advance.

Address and Contact Details

40 Long Street
Cape Town

stringcollectivect@gmail.com
0724369403

This event is proudly powered by Paul Bothner Music and Ernie Ball strings. For all the up-to-date information regarding this event, be sure to follow the event on Facebook.

Ministry Month Sound Engineer Hacks and Troubleshooting

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Join Paul Bothner Music in conjunction with Mackie South Africa for the first in a three-part series aimed at House of Worship sound engineers.

Chesne Adams and Jeremy Busy, the Paul Bothner Music Plumstead sound reinforcement experts, will be presenting this FREE Ministry Month workshop. So if you or someone you know could use a few sound engineer hacks & troubleshooting tips, this is the perfect workshop.

Where: Paul Bothner Music Plumstead
Shop G7 Richmond Center
Main Road
Plumstead
When: 9 May 2018
Time: 6:30 pm
FREE ENTRY

Do you want to stay in the loop about other FREE workshops at Paul Bothner Music? Then be sure to sign up for our weekly e-newsletter. You can also take a look at the rest of our Ministry Month Workshops [here].

The objective of this workshop is to equip the average, part-time sound engineer with the necessary knowledge to properly operate and tackle the common problems which face the majority of sound reinforcement systems.

What to Expect

  • A no jargon, fit for purpose, easy to understand approach and presentation.
  • The first session will look at basic hacks and tips for the church sound engineer.
  • More specifically you will learn:
    • Monitor placement, how many monitors you need and getting the perfect monitor mix.
    • Getting the perfect drum mix
    • Feedback hacks and signal loops; what are they, and how do you avoid them?
    • Engineer vantage points and what the audience hears.
    • How to ensure that your sound coverage is effective.

If you have any questions, why not drop us a mail?

Gospel Chops and Improvisation

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Do you want to see three top-performing musicians having an open jam and putting some Roland keyboards through their paces? then come down for this FREE Ministry Month workshop! Join Tshepo Monareng, Charles Hartzenberg, and Ezra Erasmus for this one of a kind performance.

One of the best ways to learn new chops and to develop your playing is to have players who are at a higher level than you demonstrate what they know. By attending this workshop, you will learn how the pros improv over chords and changes. You will be able to witness first hand some amazing chops and you will be given the opportunity to take your playing to the next level.

Where: Jean Village Music
Shop 3 Jean Village Shopping Centre
Corner Jean Avenue & Gerhard Street
Centurion
When: 5 May 2018
Time: 11 am
Cost: FREE

Do you want to stay in the loop about other FREE workshops at Paul Bothner Music? Then be sure to sign up for our weekly e-newsletter. You can also take a look at the rest of our Ministry Month Workshops [here].

More about the clinicians

Ezra Erasmus

Music Director for Naledi King Band, Keys for The VOICE and IDOLS SA. Producer and session keyboardist

Charles Hartzenberg

Drummer for Naledi King Band/ Proyecto Libertad/ Phill Collins Tribute Band/ Charles Hartzen Band, Producer and Director for DECAPO RECORDING STUDIOS

Tshepo Monareng

Band Leader of ZURI AFRIFA, First Keys for Phill Collins Tribute Show. Recording Artist and Session Keybordist

If you have any questions, why not drop us a mail?

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