Istanbul Kemençe

by Chrysanthi Gkika

Nov 18 - Dec 13
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM



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This course will serve as an introduction to the Istanbul kemençe (politiki lyra/klasik kemençe). We will focus on the basic techniques used for the Istanbul kemençe and the interpretation of selected repertoire in fundamental makam (modes) for both classical Ottoman and folk styles.  For students of an advanced level, this course will help clarify any questions or difficulties caused during their training and compile a variety of basic techniques used.  This course will also be useful for self-taught kemençe players, as well as for players that are used to a different kind of kemençe (Cretan lyra, Bulgarian gudulka, Pontic lyra, etc.) and want to explore the universe of the Istanbul kemençe.

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

Class Schedule

Class Schedule: 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.

Nov 1807:00 PM09:00 PM
Nov 2207:00 PM09:00 PM
Nov 2507:00 PM09:00 PM
Nov 2907:00 PM09:00 PM
Dec 207:00 PM09:00 PM
Dec 607:00 PM09:00 PM
Dec 907:00 PM09:00 PM
Dec 1307:00 PM09:00 PM