Recorders: intermediate

Course Dates: 28/04/21 - 30/06/21
Time: 11:00 - 12:30
Location: Online
A course for recorder players to develop technique further, explore repertoire, and learn how to play both solo and in ensemble. Suitable for those with at least one year's playing experience, and confident in music-reading.
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 £159.00 Senior fee £127.00 Concession £97.00

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Course Code: ME102C

Full Wed, day, 28 Apr - 30 Jun '21

Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)

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What is the course about?

Further develop your skill and confidence in playing solo and ensemble / consort music.

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?

- Technique: fingering, breathing and articulation
- Scales and pieces in keys including up to 3 sharps and flats
- Basic ornamentation (trills, mordents and turns)
- Broadening repertoire in a variety of styles
- Music reading/music theory related to the exercises and pieces played.

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

- Know the fingering for more notes on your recorder
- Play with iimprovement control of breath, articulation and intonation
- Read and perform a variety of basic embellishments (e.g. trills, mordents and turns)
- Recognise and perform various different styles of recorder music
- Read and interpret music notation accurately.

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

This course is for those who have been learning recorder for at least a year, or who have played before and want to brush up their skills to get back into recorder playing.
You need to be able to listen to and follow instructions in English.

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

Weekly live sessions on Zoom, with course materials and sharing via Google Classroom
• Tutor explanation, presentation and some live demonstration
• Playing along with the tutor and other students
• Self-directed study and group study of materials on Google Classroom
• Practising your own parts for pieces
• Analysing and critiquing professional and class recordings
• Listening and score reading.

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

Please supply your own instrument(s), as well as a notebook, pencil and eraser.
Music materials will be supplied by the tutor via Google Classroom. You can either read these on a screen, or download and print out.

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

You may also be interested in general Music theory and Musicianship and/or Music History courses, especially those covering early music topics.

Peter Wendland

Peter is a professional viol and recorder player. He performs and records professionally, notably as a member of the renowned Rose Consort of Viols. He has several diplomas as a viol performer, from Köln and Den Hague, and German state qualifications as a teacher of recorder and viol to higher education. Peter has over thirty years’ teaching experience in one-to-one and group sessions, ranging from adult beginners and keen amateurs to students at music colleges, professionals, and children. He teaches regularly on international summer courses in Europe. At City Lit Peter teaches recorders and early music. He loves to communicate and bring out the beauty and sensitivity in "early" music.

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.