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Ensemble Swing manouche

Renaud Dardenne
MABO - Lycée Maria-Boodschap - Rue de la Braie 22, 1000 Bruxelles

This course is open for guitar players, but also for other instruments. Contact us if you wish to attend the course with another instrument.

The course

By playing, experimenting and improvising the student will get acquainted with the many aspects on Django’s music: the sound, timing, harmony, the repertoire, the swing, the hearing and the position one takes in a manouche band.

  •  the sound: learn to listen to your own playing, develop techniques to improve the tone colour in order to create a warm, full and cutting sound… both for accompaniment and for solo’s.
  •  timing: learn to catch the moment in the beat, with different rhythmic styles.
  • repertoire: learn the standards in Django’s style. Other styles with a symilar harmony and tone could be included (such as Brazilian choro)
  • harmony: learn to recognize and understand the different chord progressions.
  • listening: be aware of your own sound, that of the other musicians and how they blend in.
  • learn to take a position in a manouche band. Learn to make choices and raise your confidence.

All these matters will be treated with an active pedagogy (the student learns to be his own teacher. The classes will take place in small groups of two or three (depending the amount of inscriptions at the different playing levels). The foundation of these classes will be on the hearing and musical research and discovery.

Requirements

Music theory is NOT required. A minimum of guitar playing acquaintance is necessary. You can participate either with a classical guitar, a jazz guitar or a folk guitar.

Renaud Dardenne

Renaud Dardenne is a talented guitarist that has enjoyed artistic developments in very distinct musical worlds: the excellent Greek-Belgian rebetiko band ’Vinylio’, beside jazz and Brazilian music. Renaud also plays Manouche swing as part of ’Les violons de Bruxelles’, with the remarkable violinist Tcha Limberger.

Renaud graduated in Jazz guitar at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, where he also studied pedagogy. Every year he teaches at AKDT in Neufchateau. Renaud resolutely plays acoustic music, with a refined and genuine guitar playing that gives a hint of his love for traditional music and the music of Django.

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Information

Schedule

Come and discover this course during the free session on Wednesday 18th of September, between 7:30pm and 9pm.

Collective course (8 courses/cycle)

Wednesday: 18h – 22h (depending on the number of registrants)

>> The schedule of the course is determined in consultation with the teacher.

Registration is required from the second course of the cycle.

Place

MABO - Lycée Maria-Boodschap
Rue de la Braie 22, 1000 Bruxelles

Price

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If necessary the teacher can vary the calendar in consultation with the course members.

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Cycle 1
25/09
02/10
09/10
16/10
23/10
06/11
13/11
20/11
€ 120
Cycle 2
08/01
15/01
22/01
29/01
05/02
12/02
19/02
04/03
€ 120
Cycle 3
25/03
01/04
22/04
29/04
06/05
13/05
20/05
27/05
€ 120

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