Clarinet 4C

Course Dates: 22/04/21 - 08/07/21
Time: 18:15 - 19:45
Location: Online
Tutors: 
If you have a minimum of three years' experience (playing at around grade 4 standard), come and work on both technical and solo work, and enjoy some ensemble playing.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £115.00

Course Code: ME110C

Thu, eve, 22 Apr - 08 Jul '21

Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)

Or call to enrol:020 7831 7831

Any questions? music@citylit.ac.uk
or call 020 7492 2630

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What is the course about?

This course is an introduction to the solo and ensemble repertoire. Technique, articulation, musicianship and tone
quality are taught through both jazz and classical repertoire.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

- All aspects of clarinet technique (breathing, articulation, fingering, tone etc.) at grade 4–5 standard
- solo and ensemble repertoire in a wide variety of styles
- sight reading
- the art of interpretation.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Demonstrate improved aspects of clarinet technique
- Interpret a wider variety of repertoire and styles
- Demonstrate improved reading skills
- Demonstrate progress in the art of ensemble playing.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

Students should be able to play Bb clarinet to approximately Grade 4 standard, and should be at ease with note-reading.
You will need to follow written and verbal instructions in English and engage in class discussions.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Live sessions are taught via Zoom, through tutor explanation and demonstration, group and individual playing. Sessions will also include class discussion, aural skills and theoretical study.
A regular practise routine is essential to make progress; you will need to practise regularly outside class (ideally at least 20 minutes 4 times per week).

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

You will need your own Bb clarinet and supply of reeds.
We will be using Studies for Clarinet by Eva Perényi’ all other studies and pieces will be provided by the tutor via Google Classroom.
Have you read our guide to local music shops and choosing instruments? Where to buy music and instruments This blog post lists some of our local music shops and gives specific advice on clarinets, pianos and more.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

You may continue in Clarinet 4, or pogress to Clarinet 5. Ask your tutor for advice.
You may also be interested in Chamber music skills, Early music ensemble skills, or one of City Lit's many Music Theory and Musicianship or Music History courses.

Ross Thomas Tutor Website

Ross Thomas is a professional musician, conductor, arranger and composer based in London. Also known as their alter ego Taxi Rank, they are working at the intersection of classical/contemporary music, fashion and performance. Ross is currently championing the works of female, LGBT, BME composers and musicians as well as Australian contemporary music. Ross is passionate about the clarinet, bass clarinet and saxophone and enjoys passing on these skills to keen learners. Courses currently taught at City Lit are Clarinet, Flute and clarinet choir, and Wind ensemble.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.