The course will be focused on violin playing technique (articulation, sound, swing, ornaments …) following a repertoire of dances (scottisches, mazurkas, stuffed, waltzes, reels, jigs …) and traditional melodies from Europe (Balkans, France, Scandinavia …)
Improvisation will also be addressed in a creative form, as well as the body-instrument balance (relaxing, dancing, singing with the instrument) specific countermelodies research and violin accompaniments.
Learning melodies will be done by ear : this technique, practiced in many countries, develops concentration, memory, reflexes, creativity, independence, personal freedom, contact between musicians and confidence on stage. Modes and scales relative to each region will be a basis for improvisation.
The course is open to beginners, but a minimum instrument practice is required. Bring a recorder and / or camera.
Beginners: individual classes
The aim of the course is that the student should have achieved a certain mastery over the instrument. Musical hearing will be developed so the student can learn melodies in an intuitive rather than a scholastic way.
Advances: group classes
In these classes we will learn to play by hearing. A basic knowledge of the instrument is required. Groups will be formed according to the level of playing.
The weekly classes will take place on Wednesdays and Thursdays between 5pm and 10pm.
- Group classes are 1 hour.
- Individual classes are half an hour.