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Magic Melodies workshop, with Joshua Horowitz
Lecture 13 of The Promiscuous World of Jewish Music Series (this time a workshop), with Joshua Horowitz
This hands-on workshop will help you to play the age-old techniques of self-accompanying melodic lines, compound lines and implied counterpoint. What? You know, the types of lines that Bach and Handel used in solo melodies to give the illusion that more than one player was at work. Bagpipe players do it, hurdy-gurdy players do it, banjo players do it and you probably do it too sometimes without knowing it, because there is an entire class of klezmer melodies that feature it. We’ll go methodically through the bordun class of klezmer melodies, stationary and moving pedal points, and implied polyphony in two and even three voices. Join me in this strangely under-researched field of melodic invention in order to enrich your playing and understanding of klezmer music and the musical cultures that inform it. And, maybe, just maybe, have fun too…
DATE: Monday, Aug 3
TIME: 11am California/2pm New York/ 7pm UK/ 8pm most of Europe
Zoom Meeting ID: 967 8901 9038
There is a Zoom limit of 100 participants.
Donations to Josh are accepted and appreciated, but not required.