Upper Intermediate and Intermediate Course
The Upper Intermediate Course is designed to take players on from the level of the Intermediate Course. The music we cover will be more challenging both musically (rhythmically etc) and technically (e.g. in more adventurous keys!) Have a look at the Course Guidelines to see the difference. We will look together at the set repertoire and discuss options of bowing, fingering and ensemble issues. Further music will be provided, some in advance of the course so you can prepare it, and the rest during the week end. Courses begin with dinner and playing on Friday evening and end with lunch on Sunday.
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.
September 27th - 29th, The Beeches, Birmingham