Improvised Rap with Will Naameh
About this Event
Improvised rapping is one of the things improvisers find most terrifying. We’re often taught in musical improv to “not worry about rhyming, because it’s hard”.
This course will help you turn that fear into joyous fun, and give you the confidence and ability to rhyme for minutes on end!
Through video demonstrations, interactive exercises, writing prompts, fun rhyming games and lyrical obstacle courses, this course will tear down the barriers of improvised rap. By the end of these four weeks, you will have learned a variety of simple and powerful techniques to successfully rap every single freestyle with confidence and charisma.
This course will also take you beyond the basic structures of setting up and landing rhymes. You’ll explore different flows, different rhyme schemes, and techniques to weave narrative arcs and emotional punches into your freestyles.
Min. participants 6, max. 10.
Will Naameh (a.k.a. MC Hammersmith) is an improviser and freestyle rap comedian. He performs entirely improvised hip hop comedy under the name MC Hammersmith. He performs across the UK and internationally, and in 2018 won a Scottish Comedy Award for his freestyle performances. Outside of hip hop, he is a member of The Spontaneous Players, known for their sell-out Spontaneous Sherlock and Spontaneous Potter shows at the Edinburgh Fringe and beyond.
This intermediate super-elective runs four Sundays 14th February – 7th March 7 – 9.30 pm GMT
Intermediate (3/6 months+) These classes will be opportunities to add tools to your growing toolbox. Normally these classes will expect players to be confident playing scenes. These classes will provide practice and specific new skills.
NB: Our electives frequently sell out, but do not despair if this class has. You have not missed your shot. If enough people join the waiting list, we are often able to put the same class on a few days after or in parallel. So if you were excited, join up and we will be in touch.