This half term sees the return of Coda's Music Cauldron holiday programme of creative workshops for young people aged 10 to 17 with a Saturday afternoon session dedicated to arranging music for bands. Working with Bob Burke, musician, producer and lecturer at Southampton Solent University, the workshop will take you through some of the key creative decisions you face when writing a song in a band.
Starting from how to build up to a killer hook, exploring how intros can be used to really capture attention, setting the scene for a song, and experimenting with different ways that an accompaniment can help make the lyrics mean more, this workshop is a hands-on performance work-out which will open up new ideas for songwriting, arrangement, performance and production.
Bob will work with players at all levels, you dont have to be virtuoso, but an enthusiasm and desire to play in a band is a must!
If you are in a band, or your next step is to play in one, this workshop is for you!
Saturday 15th February from 1pm to 4pm. £15. To book please email us here or call on 01425 276161
Over the past 6 months we have been converting one of our old barns into a new space for everyone that visits Coda.
There is no need to sit in the car park on cold dark nights anymore! Come inside and see what's going on.
As a place to wait and meet The Coda Social is open all day and evening so please use the comfy chairs, games, and free wifi (any day now!) whenever you are at Coda.
At our busiest times, usually between 3pm and 6.30pm Monday to Thursday our new café will be open in the new space. Serving delicious real coffee and a wide range of teas, plus scrumptious snacks and nibbles, we hope the cafe will become a vibrant hub of activity and, if demand grows we will be open more often.
Please come and check us out, ask about a loyalty card and use the suggestion hat to tell us what you want from The Coda Social.
The old school tuck shop with honesty tin will still be available for kids treats and drinks at all times (find it by the counter in the Coda Social).
The space is for you, so please use it! Read more »
Happy New Year, one and all! Coda is gearing up for an exciting year of activity with an expanded programme of work with young people across the region, new projects using music as a tool for well being, and new spaces opening on site. Look out for information on all our work here at our website, or at our Facebook pages.
Much of our work resumes at Coda on Monday 6th January but if you are unsure about your lesson or workshop please get in touch on 01425 276161 or by clicking here.