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FREESTYLE Audio - song writing with Fred Leone

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Friday - 23/05/14

Session One:

                                                                                   
Time Activity Where Who Materials
4:30pm - 7:30pm        

Introduction to Workshop

4:30pm
Introduction Games/ Warm Up
Name & Picture

         
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  • Pick a picture to describe who you are & tell us your name
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  • Name, Name Name
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  • Person in the middle must say a name of someone in the circle 3 times if the person says their own name before the person in the middle finishes saying it 3 times then that person is safe and doesn’t go into the middle
                    (These activities are soft entry activities that allow the YP to let their guard down and build their confidence within the group dynamic
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4:45 pm
        About The facilitator (Street Cred)

       
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  • Talking to the participants about who I am and what I’ve done
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  • What I saw growing up
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  • How I dealt with those issues using hip hop
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4:50pm
        Boundary setting

       
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  • Safety/ No Shame factor/RESPECT/Our space
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  • YP to write on Butchers Paper
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4:55pm
        What the workshops is about

         

5:00pm
        Rap Warm Up Activities(Emphasising the importance of fitness for an MC/Rapper

         

Exercises to assist in articulation       

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  • YO!
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  • Trill
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  • Me Me Me
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  • 1- TEN!!!!!!
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  • Betty Botter
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  • She sells
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  • My Mother
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  • Blowing paper to the wall (Breath Control & Lung Capacity)
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  • Healthy living and how it relates to performance skills
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5:20pm
        How To Write A Rap

       
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  • The difference in sentence structure
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  • Topic choice
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  • Brainstorming
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  • Adding your story
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  • Rap as an outlet and the positive effects
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5:50pm Break

         

6:00pm

       
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  • Rap writing
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  • rehearsing of raps
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7:25pm
             Reflection Activity
        Picture & A Word

7:30pm Conclusion     
TYTO - Library and Recording Studio Fred        
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  • White board
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  • Butchers paper
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  • Black permanent marker x 4
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  • Song writing kits
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Saturday - 24/05/14

 

Session 2:

                                                                                                                                                               
Time Activity Where Who Materials
10:30am - 12:30pm        

Introduction to Workshop

           

10:30am
               Introduction Games/ Warm Up
               Name & Picture

       
  •          
  • Pick a picture to describe who you are & tell us your name
  •          
  • Name, Name Name
  •          
  • Person in the middle must say a name of someone in the circle 3 times if the person says their own name before the person in the middle finishes saying it 3 times then that person is safe and doesn’t go into the middle
    (These activities are soft entry activities that allow the YP to let their guard down and build their confidence within the group dynamic
  •        
           

10:45pm
        Boundary setting

       
  •          
  • Rehash of boundaries
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10:50am

       
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  • Rap writing
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  • Rehearsing of raps
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11:30am

       
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  • Demo of rapping from myself or a video
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  • Recording of a rough demo if the YP have enough material to warrant this.
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12:00pm

       
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  • Zip Zap Pow game
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12:10pm

       
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  • Show and tell of tracks
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12:25pm

       
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  • Reflection Activity
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  • Picture & A Word
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12:30pm Conclusion

     
TYTO - Library and Recording Studio Fred        
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  •          
  • White board
  •          
  •          
  • Butchers paper
  •          
  •          
  • Black permanent marker x 4
  •          
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  • USBs
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  • Song writing kits
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Session Three:

                                                                                                                           
Time Activity Where Who Materials
1:00pm - 4:00pm        

1:00pm

       
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  • Rehash of boundaries
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  • Warm up game - ZIP Zap Pow
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  • Name Name Name
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  • Counting to 10
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1:25pm

       
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  • Rap writing
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  • Rehearsing of raps
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2:25pm
        Break

         

2:35pm
        Recording

         

3:25pm
        Break

         

3:35pm

       
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  • Reflection Activity
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  • Picture & A Word
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4:00pm Conclusion

     
TYTO - Library and Recording Studio Fred
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23rd September 2015