This course will explore the double bass' role in Eastern Mediterranean modal music. We will focus on basic makam theory and how it can be played on the fingerboard (fingering, trills, phrasing), both at pizzicato and bow playing.
We will also develop potential approaches on playing in the ensemble, depending on the rhythm, melody, harmony and musical genre.
You are not required to have any former experience with modal music or improvisation.
Please note: students in the US & Canada will need to account for daylight saving time, which ends in the Americas on Nov. 1, but will have already ended in Greece. So the first two classes will be 1pm New York, and the last six will be at noon New York time.
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.
|Oct 26||07:00 PM||10:00 PM|
|Oct 29||07:00 PM||10:00 PM|
|Nov 2||07:00 PM||10:00 PM|
|Nov 5||07:00 PM||10:00 PM|
|Nov 9||07:00 PM||10:00 PM|
|Nov 12||07:00 PM||10:00 PM|
|Nov 16||07:00 PM||10:00 PM|
|Nov 19||07:00 PM||10:00 PM|