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Graeme Leak takes a fresh approach to musical learning by using the body as a performance instrument. It's a technique that defies the constraints of more conventional ways of learning music which focus on a particular instrument or style. Based on extensive experience as a musician and teacher, Leak's unique 'performance-making' process builds musical skills and imagination, transforming students into composer-performers. This book shows how to run a 'performance-making' workshop (everything from setting up a workspace to managing group dynamics), and provides a wide range of warm-up techniques and challenging exercises on pulse, metre, rhythm, tone, timbre, texture and more. Performance-making workshops encourage participants to: explore the building blocks of music; experience the physical and theatrical possibilities of music; and create exciting group performance pieces. Featuring illustrations, course plans and a handy glossary, Performance Making is an inspiring guide to teaching musical performance skills.