Do you want to bring nigunim (spiritual melodies) into your community? This extensive series teaches 18 beautiful Jewish spiritual tunes, and then teaches how to explore, lead and teach those melodies with others. (Includes 72 videos, plus recordings of six webinars.)
Learn 18 melodies that underscore the breadth and beauty of the nigun tradition, including original compositions from Joey as well as powerful nigunim from older Hasidic sources. (18 videos)
Study the spiritual background of nigunim, delving into why we sing without words and exploring the textual sources for wordless melodies. (3 videos)
Understand the musical modes that underlie most nigunim while learning fundamentals of musical creation and tuning your ears to the structure of melodic worlds. (6 videos)
Learn to create improvised variations when singing, mastering a toolbox of musical methods. (13 videos)
Learn to teach a one hour class on a single melody. Covers everything from how to set up the room to bringing the best out of participants. (22 videos)
Learn to facilitate a beautiful evening of song and to empower communities to continue the work. (10 videos)
This course is designed for anyone who would like to learn about the musical-spiritual practice of nigun, and how to lead and teach them. For those already immersed in nigunim, this will an opportunity to gather new melodies and work on teaching and leading. For those who are new to the tradition of nigun, it's an excellent "immersion" opportunity - to jump in and learn from a master practitioner.
Through working on the music and teachings in these videos - and, crucially, by trying them in real life! - you can become a leader of nigun in your community.
You will learn 18 melodies, be able to explain the spiritual background of nigunim, understand the scales and musical modalities, be able to sing a melody 25 times in a row, teach a melody in a workshop, and lead a nigun gathering.
There are 70+ videos in the series - 5 to 15 minutes each - adding up to many hours of instructional sessions with a master practitioner. Click here for a complete overview of the videos contained in the Art of the Nigun course.
Many people have emerged from Joey's workshops eager for a systematized series that can help them to take their inspiration and bring it into the world. This series is for you!
Hopefully Joey will be able to resume onsite workshops again in the near future. But, in any case, these online master classes and live webinars will always be a great way for you to have Joey in your living room whenever you would like to study with him.
The structure of this series allows aspiring practitioners of every level to plot a path to nigun mastery at their own pace. Some may choose to focus on music theory while others will want to jump ahead to grasping the finer points of building singing communities.