Andalusian Music: History, Form & Theory - FULL

with Amin Chaachoo

  • North African, Iberian, Arabic
  • All Instruments
  • English

Description

Andalusian Music is the most cultured expression of the musical art of al-Andalus, the Muslim dynasty in southern Spain 711 - 1492. This course will focuses on Andalusi Music as preserved in Morocco, according to several approaches: - Historically, we will learn the story of Andalusi Music from its Arab pre-Islamic and Iberian origins to the present time. - Structurally, its internal structures and particular forms will be explained. - In the theoretical aspect, we will look at its melodic modal theory, its construction, and its functioning, along with the rhythms and different versions. We will also see the mechanisms of improvisation in two manifestations: the ornamentation of existing melodies and the creation of new melodies. We will learn traditional themes in different modes and rhythms, and how to interpret and ornament them. Finally, we will also explore improvisations -- both vocal and instrumental -- in the various modes of Andalusi Music.

This course includes

  • 15 Hours of Instruction
  • Lifetime Access to Video Recordings
  • Certificate of Completion

Student requirements

  • Instrumental technique: any level
  • Western theory: any level
  • Modal music theory: any level
  • Sight reading: basic
  • Transposition: any level
  • Learning by ear: basic
  • Composition: any level
  • Improvisation: any level

Day Date Start Finish
Monday January 4, 2020 07:00 pm 09:00 pm
Monday January 4, 2020 07:00 pm 09:00 pm
Monday January 4, 2020 07:00 pm 09:00 pm
Monday January 4, 2020 07:00 pm 09:00 pm
Monday January 4, 2020 07:00 pm 09:00 pm

In case a class is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, one or more additional make-up classes will take place at the same time on the same weekdays following the last week of classes.


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