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Intermediate and Upper Intermediate Course

April 26th - 28th 2019, High Leigh, Hertfordshire

September 27th - 29th, The Beeches, Birmingham

of the course so you can prepare it, and the rest will be provided during the week end.

The course begins with dinner and playing on Friday evening, and ends with lunch on Sunday. Pitch A=415


The theme for the April 2019 course is Bow Distribution - where should you be in the bow, and when? We will choose music that has particular bowing techniques to consider, and will be thinking about how being in the right part of the bow can really help (or hinder) certain types of bowing!

Set Repertoire: This is music for you to look at in advance so you are not always sight-reading. We'll tell you nearer the time which part(s) to prepare.

Michael East - I Fall And Then I Rise; John Wilbye - Weep, Weep Mine Eyes; Anthony Holborne - The Night Watch; We can send you a pdf of this music before you apply

The April course is now full. You can join the waiting list by contacting us here.

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The theme for the September course is 'divisions'. Don't panic! We won't be expecting you to improvise vistuosic solo twiddly fiddly parts out of thin air. We will spend some time looking at how to go about embellishing your part with a few well chosen 'divisions' or 'diminutions', according to the practises of the time, and then encourage you to try some out. We will even write some friendly examples out for you. One of the set pieces will be a 'plain' version and an 'ornamented' version of the same piece. Watch this space (we're writing it as you read this...!) In the meantime you can apply here.

These courses are for anyone who considers themselves to be of an intermediate or upper intermediate standard and would like to improve both their individual technique and consort playing experience. We will look at the set repertoire, covering choices of fingering and bowing which can then be applied in one-to-a-part consort sessions. Further music will be provided , some in advance

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The April course is now full. Please contact us if you would like to join the waiting list.