Recorder consorts and ensemble: advanced

Course Dates: 20/04/20 - 29/06/20
Time: 16:00 - 18:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Tutors:
Isobel Clarke

If you are already experienced in recorder ensemble playing, join this small, friendly group to look at developing consort playing skills in Renaissance, Baroque and contemporary styles. Break week: 25 May (Bank holiday).

Description

What is the course about?

This course is for advanced players of recorders of any size, and will develop your ensemble skills and playing
technique. You will play one-to-a-part in small groups and as part of a large ensemble.
This term will focus on arrangements and 20th and 21st-century repertoire.

What will we cover?

- Improving technical fluency and ensemble skills related directly to the repertoire
- Becoming comfortable with playing different instruments of the recorder family
- Tuning and transposition, stylistic awareness
- Playing a range of repertoire for smaller consort
- Playing as part of a large ensemble group, included double consort playing.

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

- Comfortably play a variety of sizes of recorders
- Enjoy an improved technical level on the recorder
- Hold your own part both in a large ensemble and in a small consort with increased confidence
- Perform as part of an ensemble and consort with increased confidence.

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

The course is aimed at those who already have experience of recorder ensemble playing, but who are interested in exploring more complex repertoire in a smaller group. Repertoire will be of approximately Grade 5-6 standard.
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?

Classes are taught through tutor explanation and demonstration, group playing and individual practice (please bring your own instrument). Sessions will also include class discussion, aural skills and theoretical study.
A regular practice routine is essential to make progress (ideally at least 20 minutes a session, 4 times per
week).

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

You will need to bring your recorder(s). Exercises and teaching material will be provided by the tutor. You can borrow, and may wish to buy, the solo or consort music being studied.

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

You may continue with Recorder consort for as many terms as you wish. Different repertoire is covered each term.
You may also be interested in general Musicianship and Music Appreciation courses.

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The course is sufficiently challenging to keep me on my toes, but friendly, entertaining and supportive.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 24/06/2019)
If you are a recorder player, learning to play in a consort is challenging and rewarding. Enjoy bringing early music to life and making music in company.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 08/12/2018)
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Book your place

Course Code: ME952C

Please choose a course date 

Mon, day, 20 Apr - 29 Jun '20

Duration: 10 sessions (over 11 weeks)

Full fee: £199.00
Senior fee: £159.00
Concession: £121.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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or call 020 7492 2630

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