This course will devote attention to the minute details, movements and balance that give Cretan traditional music its unique idiomatic character, as expressed through the laouto.
This course is for students that are comfortable with the laouto, and have knowledge of some repertoire. We will focus heavily on right hand technique: how to properly hold a pick and recreate the correct sound and rhythmic nuance of the Cretan laouto. This course will familiarize the student with a training regimen meant to strengthen understanding of idiosyncrasies in this music.
The repertoire for this course will include:
”Hilies kardies ki an iha ego” (syrtos, Thanasis Skorardalos), Kissamitika syrta “Vorias,” “Kolimbarianos,” and “Sasalianos,” “Anogianes Kondilies,” and “Dakrizo me Parpapono” (tabachaniotika).
TIME CHANGES: This course's schedule includes a transition to/from Daylight Saving Time (aka Summer Time), which may mean that the class times will vary for you. Please set your time zone, and check the schedule on the course page carefully, so you don't miss anything.