Laouto in Cretan Music

with Giorgos Xylouris

  • Cretan
  • Cretan Laouto
  • English

Description

Traditional music of Crete rests on simple, profound forms which lend to it a sound both primordial and immediate. These foundational aspects balanced precisely and delicately. If this balance is lost, all of the tradition's magic is lost with it. So it is critical for whoever wishes to delve into this music to pass through a specific, austere training regimen, devoting considerable attention to minute details and movements, as it is precisely these details that impart the music's unique color and character. Giorgos Xylouris, perhaps more than any other contemporary Cretan artist, has immersed himself for decades in the intricacies of Cretan music. As a result, his playing demonstrates both timelessness and balance. In this seminar he will share his knowledge and experience, not only to share the melodies and forms, but also to impart the simple, fundamental details which are crucial to the authentic and idiomatic sound of this tradition.

This course includes

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

Student requirements

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

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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