Welcome to a series of meetings dedicated to Klezmer music!
Since Autumn 2019, Valeria leads the ensemble course in Klezmer - Jewish Instrumental Music.
Fall 2021: 14 evening meetings on Thursdays, from September 2nd.
Sign up deadline: June 20th
We will discover the fantastic and rich repertoire of Eastern-European and American Jewish instrumental folk music: its joyful and melancholic melodies, how to interpret and embellish them with the traditional ornamentations, discovering the structure of the melodies and their modes, as well as how to accompany the various dance genres with their diverse and characteristic rhythmical patterns. The course will also include Hasidic nigunim (melodies), an introduction to Klezmer dances and, as tradition wants, will be taught by ear. In addition, the participants will have access to Soundtrap, an online platform for recording multi-track, to be used as a tool for practising at home and creating their own arrangements, and will be introduced to MuseScore, an open-source and free music notation software, to be used as a tool for analysis of the tunes learned in the class.
This course is given in collaboration with Svenska Klezmerföreningen.
Open to instrumentalists with an intermediate level of experience on their instruments. The participants will be divided into groups. Each group will meet approximately for 2 hours. The course includes 14 meetings. Participants are asked to bring their own instruments.
Course material is included in the fee for this course.