This course invites you to find or find again the pleasure of singing. It also gives you the opportunity to discover the traditions and sounds of an old music coming from elsewhere.
This activity targets people who enjoy group singing. The learning is based on oral transmission and listening. Therefore, no musical theory or other musical knowledge is required. The project is not centered on the classical learning of singing. The project’s interest is based on interpretation, ornamentation, music tone and the mastering of a Galician repertoire.
Are you an advanced pandeireta player? Then you will learn in this course who to accompany your voice. If you do not play Pandeireta yet, you will only follow the singing part. Would you like to learn pandeireta too? Sign up for the pandeireta course (beginners and semi-advanced) with Karen De Pooter.
How is the activity developed?
The songs are chosen from the rich Galician traditional repertoire and will be given rhythm, by the teachers, on the pandereita, the pandeiro and other small instruments of percussion.
Included in the program:
- Some of the rhythms: Muiñeira, Xota, Pasodoble, Mazurka, Tango, Rumba…
- Some of the themes: festive occasions, love, break-ups, emigration, agricultural and maritime themes …
- The listening of sound documents gathered in Galician villages.