Repertoire for Lyra with Sympathetic Strings

with Kelly Thoma

  • Cretan, Turkish, General Modal
  • Lyra
  • English

Description

In this course Kelly Thoma will teach a collection of compositions for lyra as well as exercises for bow, intonation, precision, trills and a variety of different ornaments. She will describe very analytically how these pieces are interpreted on a lyra with sympathetic strings in terms of style, technique, ornamentation, variations and approach. The repertoire that will be taught will mostly focus on contemporary compositions written especially for this instrument through the past 25 years with influences from Cretan, Turkish, Azeri, Bulgarian and Indian music, as well as some older and traditional compositions that reveal the possibilities and the colors of this instrument. The level of difficulty will be basic so students should expect to be challenged to learn approximately 1 piece in every 3 hours set. Musicians with other bowed instruments are welcome as long as they have a basic level on their instrument and are happy to learn by heart. Scores will be used selectively for some of the compositions. (A course for advanced level is offered September 4-9)

This course includes

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

Student requirements

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