Greek Pontic Music

with Christos Kaliontzidis

  • Pontic
  • All Instruments
  • English

Description

This course will focus on the music of Pontos and the Black Sea region (Karadeniz). We will work on phrasing, ornamentation, and other technique. We will also look at the rhythmic elements of this music and the makams used. 

We will work on pieces from the classic repertoire of Pontos, including songs typically played on wind instruments (zurna, bagpipe, flute). We will discuss rhythms in 5/8, 7/8 and 9/8 through phrasing, inner rhythmic patterns, improvisation and more.

This course is for students who are comfortable on their instruments, able to focus on the stylistic elements and repertoire specific to Pontic music, which is typically performed on the Pontic lyra. Students who attended the previous course are encouraged to join, as we will not repeat course contents.

This course includes

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

Student requirements

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