Galician percussion: pandeireta & tambor
This year the pandeireta and tambor classes will only start in February! If there is sufficient interest, some courses can be organised in the autumn. Please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pandeireta (beginners or semi-advanced)
Those who have already seen Galician singing groups are often impressed by the dynamic way in which the Galician tambourine (pandeireta) is played. The Galician technique distinguishes itself from other countries where the tambourine is an important instrument (such as Italy, Brazil, or other Spanish regions).
However, if you have mastered the technique and basic rhythms, you can go in many directions: you can accompany the gaita or Galician singing, but you can also play along perfectly with your pandeireta with an Italian tarantella or an Irish jig.
During a first series of lessons you will learn the basic technique and the most important rhythms of Galician music (muiñeira, jota, pasodoble and rumba) on pandereta and conchas (scallops). In the next series, these rhythms will be further perfected, working on speed and variation.
Tambor (beginners or semi-advanced)
The drum is also an essential instrument in Galician music. In this course we learn the basic technique that we then apply to the Galician rhythms such as muiñeira, jota and pasodoble. We learn to improvise and play together with the students gaita and pandereta.
Karen De Pooter has been fascinated by Galician music for years. She plays in the band A Contrabanda. She took classes of pandereita with Veronica Codesal (Ialma), Miguel Anxo Lopez (Pepe Vaamonde Grupo), Xurxo Fernandez and Quiqué Péon (Radio Cos).
Collective course (8 courses/cycle)
- Beginners: 18h-19h
- Semi-advanced: 19h30-20h30
If necessary the teacher can vary the calendar in consultation with the course members.