Friday 26th October 2018 - 14:00 - 15:00 Monday 29th October - 14:00 - 15:00
FRAN BARSBY Come and Try the Harp(for Absolute Beginners)
An opportunity for everyone to try the harp. All ages welcome. Harps are kindly supplied by some of the harp exhibitors.
Date: Friday 26th October 2018 Time: 14:00 - 15:00 Date: Monday 29th October 2018 Time: 14:00 - 15:00 Venue: Ryde Methodist Church - Garfield Road - Lecture Room Tickets: £10 x 1 session of 45’ (Friday or Monday)
Friday 26th October 11:30 - 13:00 Friday 26th October 15:30 - 17:00
AUDREY CAMERON FINNEMORE CAROLS FOR BEGINNERS
A chance to build up a solid technique from the beginning, to approach with confidence simple but beautiful Christmas melodies. Written music given. This course is suitable for students who have already taken some lessons, but still need help with the basic technique.
Date: Friday 26th October Time: 11:30 - 13:00 Date: Friday 26th October Time: 15:30 - 17:00 Venue: Ryde Methodist Church - Garfield Road - Rose Room Tickets: £30 (2 session x 1.5 hrs)
Friday 26th October 2018 - 11:30 - 13:00 Friday 26th October 2018 - 15:30 - 17:00 Saturday 27th October 2018 - 9:30 - 11:00
LILY NEILL ARRANGEMENT, DUET AND ACCOMPANIMENT TECHNIQUES
Starting with “Arrangement Techniques”, we will cover an array of technique exercises and “brain teasers”. These can be used not only to strengthen tone and articulation, but can also be applied as arrangement tools to help develop a free flowing style all your own. Using a simple piece of music, we’ll uncover various ways of utilizing these techniques to built an arrangement. We will continue with an Introduction to 19thCentury Nordic Dance Music exploring the captivating world of Nordic Dance tunes, which flourished in the 1700s and were notated and collected in the 19thcentury. We’ll learn about the minuet (a French export!) and polka (a Polish export!) and uncover ways to interpret and enliven their storied histories on the harp! We will conclude with Duet and Accompaniment. The mini-orchestra that is the harp presents players with a myriad of possibilities of sound and texture. Playing solo, in a group, with other harps - the list goes on! - are just a few of the harp’s roles. Using a simple tune as a foundation, this workshop explores the ways in which harp players take on these different roles - as accompanists, duo partners, and in ensemble and group scenarios. The workshops will be taught both aurally and using sheet music. Players with at least 2 years experience on the harp will probably gain maximum benefit from these workshops. Intermediate Level.
Date: Friday 26th October 2018 Time: 11:30 - 13:00 Date: Friday 26th October 2018 Time: 15:30 - 17:00 Date: Saturday 27th October 2018 Time: 9:30 - 11:00
Saturday 27th October - 11:30 - 13:00 Saturday 27th October - 15:30 - 17:00 Sunday 28th October - 9:30 - 11:00
ANOUK PLATENKAMP THERAPEUTIC HARP MUSIC
An introduction to playing therapeutic music on the harp. The class lets students experience the different modes that are used to create a mood for the listener. Students will learn the basics of improvising in the modes. All of it is complemented by the personal experience of playing therapeutic music in different settingsthat Anouk will share, and tips and tricks she has learned over the years. Suitable from Post beginners to intermediate level.
Date: Saturday 27th October Time: 11:30 - 13:00 Date: Saturday 27th October Time: 15:30 - 17:00 Date: Sunday 28th October Time: 9:30 - 11.00 Venue: RYDE METHODIST CHURCH, Garfield Road, Ryde PO33 2PT Tickets: £45 (3 session x 1.5 hrs)
Monday 29th October - 9:30 - 11:00 Tuesday 30th October - 11:30 - 13.00 Tuesday 30th October - 15:30 - 17:00
NIKOLAZ CADORET BRETON MUSIC: FROM TRADITION TO IMPROVISATION
Even if Brittany is one of the Celtic countries, its music is very distinct from the one of Scotland or Ireland. Less virtuoso, it hides treasuries of subtleness and variations, being, today more than ever, deeply linked to dance and social life. The lever harp appeared quite recently in Breton music (late 50’s), and thus offers a huge freedom in terms of arrangement and transversality. Nikolaz Cadoret will thus give a course based on simple dance tunes, laments or songs, learned by ear. By exploring the tools for “spontaneous” arrangements (drones, scales, variations…) he invites the player to discover a stunning musical world. Level: From Post-Beginners to Intermediate
Date: Monday 29th October Time: 9:30 - 11:00 Date: Tuesday 30th October Time: 11:30 - 13.00 Date: Tuesday 30th October Time: 15:30 - 17:00 Venue: RYDE METHODIST CHURCH, Garfield Road, Ryde PO33 2PT Tickets: £45 (3 session x 1.5 hrs)
Monday 29th October 11:30 - 13:00 Monday 29th October 15:30 - 17:00 Tuesday 30th October 9:30 - 11:00
HERMANOS CORBALAN TENDENCIES, TECHNIQUES AND DYNAMICS OF THE CONTEMPORARY PARAGUAYAN HARP
Sixto and Juanjo invite you to get familiar with the tendencies for the interpretation of contemporary Paraguayan Harp Music. They will introduce you to the dynamics and explore the contemporary techniques in their very particular style. Topics to be covered include work on traditional and contemporary tunes phrasing, harmonic pattern, rhythm section techniques on both hands, poly-rhythmsand syncopation.
All levels except Beginners.
Date: Monday 29th October Time: 11:30 - 13:00 Date: Monday 29th October Time: 15:30 - 17:00 Date: Tuesday 30th October Time: 9:30 - 11:00 Venue: Ryde Methodist Church - Garfield Road - Lecture room Tickets: £45 (3 session x 1.5 hrs)
If you would like to solve techniqueproblems, book your one-to-one appointment with Fran Barsby directly at thePilgrim stand during the Harp Showroom at Ryde Methodist Church £15 x 1 session of 30’