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 April 2019 course is
Bow Distribution - where should I be in
the bow, and when? We'll be looking at
different types of bowing and how being
in the right part of the bow can really
help or hinder certain passages of music.
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 look at. Thomas Tomkins - Phyliss Now Cease to Move Me; Michael East - Forsaken Thyrsis, Sighing and Sings; William White - Fantasia a5 VdGS No. 2; 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.
April 26th - 28th 2019, High Leigh, Hertfordshire
September 27th - 29th, The Beeches, Birmingham
APRIL COURSE FULL
The April course is now full. Please contact us if you would like to join
the waiting list.