A NEWER GAME

just be human

by Paul Toshner

To intimately entertain with song

(a coaching manual for use in tandem with one on one classes with Paul)

INTRODUCTION

I’m sharing the secrets of the years of performance as a concert act, a lounge act, a supermarket act, to a restaurant act. Every level of performance I’ve done, in music and song, and there's many secrets I’ve built up over the years – modes of understanding, both technically and spiritually, that I’m very happy to share. Please sign up for my one on one classes, because there are some very deep ideas that have to be shared and understood.

 

To order the book or book a class please email: PaulToshnerSong@gmail.com

 

Another reason it has to be one on one is "I have to know a decent amount about you to understand what you need".

Many of the ideas are universally applicable for other modes of performance, such as; public speaking, acting etc., they just happen to have been learned in practice through the dynamics I’ve operated in. There is certainly much here for anyone in areas of performance art. To be well rounded in any one area requires an understanding as well as a level of ability in others.

 

Through the years I kept a journal of breakthroughs in understanding that I made, I will be referencing these in the sessions, some of which are in this coaching manual, my humble offering to the world from experience.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Hello, my name is Paul Avrom Toshner

At 27 I started professional life as a musician playing piano in Princess Square, a classy shopping centre (above), I then moved on to local Scottish hotel lobbies (The Grosvenor and the Albany), then hotel bars in ski resorts in Klosters and St Moritz in Switzerland and Denmark, then concert work for community centres and assisted living home groups in London and the USA. 

I am also a “returnee” to Orthodox Jewish life, finding deep meaning in its practices more and more as time goes on. I believe it is no coincidence that my performance work has improved as a result.

For Aviva

A newer game just be human

The reason for the title of this book and course is that the most simple advice people often give is “keep it fresh” or “just be yourself” both may well be the right advice but do not provide any mechanics or insights. I hope my book and classes bring you a deeper practical understanding to those ends. 

CONTENTS:

Chapter I:         

BEFORE

Responsibility and freedom

On the day

Set up and stage fright

Time management

Repertoire

Requests

Singing

 

Chapter II:        

DURING (stage I: to entertain)

To enter-tain

Audiences

You

Phases

Applause

Unwanted questions

 

Photos

 

Chapter III:       

DURING (stage I: the muse)

Spiritual

Therapy

Ladies first

Ignoring yourself

What price authenticity

Writer/Performer

 

Chapter IV:      

AFTER

Stories from the road:

Lamb

Chicken

Gran Torino

Regret

Dr Khoo

Telepathy

Hugging

 

Chapter V:       

LESSONS 

Learned

& Offered

   IDEAL FOR

   Singers, Pianists, Musicians, Actors, Public speakers, Introverts or extraverts alike

I accept all students at all levels and all ages.

To order the book or book a class please email: PaulToshnerSong@gmail.com

TEASER

AUDIENCE TYPES AND PHASES 

Most of this guide is for the concert performer, but the differences in other environments as listed below can help understand better the idea of for what it means to operate within given limitations.

Different settings enhance or limit how much you can expand. The below situations help demonstrate what you should always have; a varying balance of courage and tact.

 

The Lowest: RESTAURANT

Here people have their entertainment already in two forms, either in their company they are eating with or the food.

“Eating while listening to music is an insult to either the chef or the composer(or your company or the musician)”

This gig is perfect to work on your instrumental repertoire, but you still have to refrain from an expanded dynamic because no matter how good you are you are, not why they came there. 

 

The Middle: LOUNGE

This is a level up. Here people can choose to come closer to you, and so the level of dynamic and intimacy is vastly improved over a restaurant. However there is still a glass celling to that magical space where you expand and reach into the corners of the room, be it a stadium or an assisted living facility (where you get engaged to perform your show).

 

The Top (there's always room at…): CONCERT

This is the best. Here you are only limited by factors relating to your performance. Here you can not only reach into the corners of the room, as if everyone is seated right next to you, but you can also reach into corners of yourself that you never knew were there.

I OFFER ONE ON ONE

Zoom COACHING SESSIONS IN 

PLAYING PIANO BY EAR

SONG / REPERTOIRE SELECTION

LIVE SONG PERFORMANCE INSIGHTS AND SECRETS;

   THE SPIRITUAL SIDE

   THE EMOTIONAL SIDE

   THE BUSINESS SIDE – CONCERT ACT / LOUNGE ACT

   THE TECHNICAL SIDE

  THE AUDIENCE SIDE 

VOICE TIPS

USING TRACKS LIVE

GEAR SET UP

LOOP PEDAL

EQUIPMENT Microphone selection, recording and broadcast set up’s

MIXER CALSS XR18 on iPad

GUITAR TABB app

CAREER PLANNING

To order the book or book a class please email: PaulToshnerSong@gmail.com

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