Mixed Abilities, E + M (by ear + written music), 4-Day Course

T34 - James Ruff


SINGING HISTORIC SONGS AT THE HARP - FIRST STEPS IN SELF-ACCOMPANYING ALONG HISTORICAL LINES

4 DAY COURSE: Sat / Sun / Mon / Tue 4.30pm-6pm 
TUTOR: James Ruff

LEVEL: Mixed Abilities (see brochure p23 for explanation)
TEACHING METHOD E+M: Teaching will initially be by ear with written music given out  during the session.

The harp has long been tied to poetry and singing, though learning the song and then performing it with the harp can be a daunting task! In this course open to all, we will analyse and break down the process of singing to our own harp accompaniment into practical steps. We will look at representative historic songs in English (John Dowland), Latin (from Dublin Troper), Scots (King Orfeo) and Gaelic (Òran Chlann ‘ic Neacail), incorporating effective tools to match poetry to tune, learn and pronounce expressively in each language, and finally explore historic techniques and style further heightening each song’s expression at the harp.

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    • 6 April 2024
    • 90 minutes
    • 16:30
    • George Watson's College Courses
    • subvenue GWC Classroom Space
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