An opportunity for everyone to try the harp. All ages welcome. Harps are kindly supplied by some of the harp exhibitors.
Friday 25th October 14:00 - 15:00 (Lecture Room) Sunday 27th October 15:00 - 16:00 (Rose Room) Ryde Methodist Church - Garfield Road For Absolute Beginners £10 x 1 session of 1 hour (Friday or Sunday)
SIMPLE SCOTTISH TUNES
A chance to build up a solid technique while approaching with confidence simple but beautiful Scottish Tunes. This course is suitable for post beginners or for any other students that want to “slow down” and relax while consolidating the basic technique.
Friday 25th October 9:30 - 11:00 Friday 25th October 15:30 - 17:00 Saturday 27th October 9:30 - 11:00 Ryde Methodist Church - Garfield Road - Lecture Room £45 (3 session x 1.5 hrs)
EIRA LYNN JONES
FLYING WITH THE BIRDS
A harp ensemble workshop with a difference!! Inspired by the journeys we make as musicians, this course gives you all kinds of skills to develop your playing. From technical confidence to ensemble pieces; from working on a graphic score to learning a solo piece together, you will leave ready to take flight for your next journey. Music will include tunes from Greece, France, Scotland and more! We will also give a short performance so get ready to fly!
Friday 25th October 11:30 - 13:00 Saturday 26th October 11:30 - 13:00 Sunday 27st October 11:30 - 13:00 Ryde Methodist Church - Garfield Road - Lecture Room
Suitable for post-beginners to intermediate level. Taught with music £45 (3 session x 1.5 hrs)
JAZZ, IMPROVISATION AND CREATIVE PLAYING
The aim is to extend the participants’ musical horizon and to stimulate their own creativity. To achieve this Monika will show the participants some tools for the jazz improvisation; a variety of rhythmic possibility, many options for a creative right hand, many possibilities to create different moods as well as give them the chance to experience free improvisation. Open for pedal and lever harp.
MONIKA STADLER Sunday 27th October 15:30 - 17:00 Monday 28th October 11:30 - 13.00 Tuesday 29th October 15:30 - 17:00 Ryde Methodist Church - Garfield Road - Lecture Room Suitable for Intermediate and advanced £45 (3 session x 1.5 hrs)
HARP AND HANG DUO MARIANNE GUBRI (HARP) PAOLO BORGHI (HANG DRUM)
BRETON HARP, IMPROVISATION AND DANCES
Repertoire: Gwerz, Lamentations, dances (Gavotte, An Dro, Laride, Plinn…); how to recognize them and create new repertoire. Arrangements: how to put a bass line on melodic tunes Ornamentation: how to enrich your melodies Improvisation: how to avoid repeating a melody twice in the same way. How to create an introduction and a conclusion to a tune Composition: how to compose a typical Breton dance or a Breton melody using modes, rhythms and patterns
Monday 28th October 15:30 - 17:00 Tuesday 29th October 9:30 - 11:00 Tuesday 29th October 11:30 - 13:00 Ryde Methodist Church - Garfield Road - Lecture room Level Intermediate £ 45 (3 session x 1.5 hrs)
EXPLORING IRISH TRADITIONAL MUSIC
This course will look at the broad spectrum of music which makes up the Irish harp repertoire, from the music of the 17th and 18th century harper composers to song airs, to the dance music widely played on the Irish harp today. Emphasis will be placed on exploring the different types of ornamentation and melodic variation used in Irish traditional music. Some approaches creating interesting and stylistically appropriate arrangements will also be covered.
MONIKA STADLER Saturday 26th October 15:30 - 17:00 Sunday 27th October 9:30 - 11.00 Monday 28th October 9:30 - 11:00 Ryde Methodist Church - Garfield Road - Lecture Room Intermediate/ Advanced level £45 (3 session x 1.5 hrs)