Flute and clarinet choir

Course Dates: 14/12/19
Time: 10:30 - 16:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Elisabeth Hobbs

Open to intermediate/advanced flutes and clarinets to play a range of baroque, pop, jazz and world music in a group. Great for sight-reading and ensemble skills! Alto flute, piccolo, Eb and bass clarinets welcome.


What is the course about?

This course will cover music of different genres to help improve your ensemble skills. It will provide methods for working as a group to achieving a great ensemble sound as well as performance techniques.
Please advise the Music department which instrument you play by email or by phone on (020) 7492 2630.

What will we cover?

The topics to be covered are:
- aural and visual communication
- leading your section
- methods of practising and rehearsing your part
- blending as a group
- intonation and musicality
- jazz improvisation
- approaches to various musical styles.

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

- play your parts confidently in your section and as an ensemble player
- have a greater understanding of musical styles
- have an improved level of sight reading and team work.

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

You will need a working knowledge of scales and arpeggios on your instrument, and ability to read music.
Students should have at least two years' experience playing flute / clarinet (around ABRSM Grade 3 standard or higher). More experienced players are encouraged and will also benefit from this short course.

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

You will be taught in an ensemble music rehearsal setting where you will be expected to sight-read. You will also need to practise your parts between classes.

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

Sheet music will be provided. Please bring your instrument and a pencil.
Any size of instrument is welcome (e.g. piccolo, alto flute, bass clarinet). Please advise the Music department which instrument you play by by email or by phone on (020) 7492 2630.

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

Regular instrumental classes include Flute 4, Flute: advanced, Clarinet 4, Clarinet: advanced workshop and ensembles.
You may also be interested in Wind ensemble, Orchestra workshop, Chamber music 1, Chamber music: advanced, or one of our wide range of courses in Music theory, Practical musicianship or Music appreciation.


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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 22/07/2019)
Good introduction to ensemble playing.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 07/04/2019)
Good course to attend if you want to have more experience in ensemble playing.
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Review by Patricia Cammack / (Posted on 12/12/2018)
This was an enjoyable way to spend two consecutive Sunday afternoons - and a great way to work on sight-reading skills under the guidance of a friendly and approachable tutor.
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Review by Clare / (Posted on 10/12/2018)
I recommend this course. A very enjoyable experience to play with other folk.
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Review by Michelle / (Posted on 10/12/2018)
An excellent opportunity to learn chamber music playing skills. Interesting variety of different music styles introduced.
Friendly supportive group.
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Review by Patricia / (Posted on 15/10/2018)
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Course Code: ME136A

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Sat, day, 14 Dec - 14 Dec '19

Duration: 1 session

Full fee: £49.00
Senior fee: £49.00
Concession: £30.00

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