These courses are designed as a stepping stone between the Elementary and Intermediate courses. There are technique sessions, a few set pieces to study together, and friendly, relaxed consort playing. There will be plenty of help and advice with things like bowing, fingering, first and half position, making a good sound - do bring any questions you might have!
Here are some helpful guidelines for the level of a Lower Intermediate course:
- Pieces will be in first position and half position. We will help you shift between the two.
- Most, if not all, of the consort playing will be one-to-a-part
- We will send you more pieces in advance, in addition to the set repertoire, so not all other sessions will be sight reading
Forthcoming dates - online and in-person
Friday May 28th - online, 5pm - 7pm
Join us via zoom for two sessions in this evening, one with a technical focus, and one where we put the technique into context in a piece of music.
The piece we'll be looking at is a 4-part in nomine by Taverner (everyone learning the treble part, no matter which size of viol you bring!). The technical session will focus on shifting between first and half position - how to shift, when to shift, when to move back, and how to decide!
The cost for the evening is £25 per person. If there are two people on your screen then the cost is £40 in total. The pitch is A=415
September 10th - 12th 2021 at The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, Derbyshire
This course is full. Please contact us if you would like to join the waiting list.
The 'set repertoire' for this course will be available nearer the time. We like to choose our music to suit the people that apply! If you're unsure about the level do get in touch.
Course pitch A=415