Songs from the Aegean

with Avgerini Gatsi

  • Greek
  • Voice
  • English

Description

This course will focus on the vocal repertoire from the Cyclades, Dodecanese, Northeastern Aegean islands, Crete and more. We will explore the idiomatic characteristics, scales and rhythms that define each of these regions. We will give special attention to proper pronunciation, fundamental to understanding the musicality of the lyrics. Once learning the basic melody line, we will also look at making deliberate vocal variations that give the music its flavor. We will learn exercises to strengthen the voice and breath.  §   § This course is for vocal students who are already familiar with the fundamentals of singing and their vocal capabilities. The repertoire for this course will include “Syrianos” (Cyclades), “Balos Matzore” (Αegean islands), “Pervolaria” (Dodecanese), “Ti mana mou tin agapo” (Crete), “Pergamos” (Mytilene), and “Arhagelitikos” (Rhodes).

This course includes

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

Student requirements

  • Instrumental technique: any level
  • Western theory: basic
  • Modal music theory: any level
  • Sight reading: any level
  • 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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