Mon Oct 19 2020


Pacific Time
11:00 am



Modal Modulation for Scaredy Cats

Lecture #20 (Workshop) in Joshua Horowitz’ series The Promiscuous World of Jewish

Monday, Oct 19, for 1-2 hours
TIME: 11am California/2pm New York/ 7pm UK/ 8pm most of Europe

Did you just get scared when you read the term, “Modal Modulation”? Did you just kinda think, “nah, that’s for the experts. I think I’ll go take a nap instead.” If yes, then this workshop is for you. Josh will lead you gently through the basic methods of modal modulation in klezmer music for those traumatized by the mere thought of changing keys midstream. Part therapy, part fun, Josh will methodically break down and demystify the art of moving from one mode to the next by using small groups of notes and shifting them around. Yup, that’s all there is to it. The modulations are grouped systematically into categories that can be comfortably comprehended and navigated. After this session, you might even be able to predict modulation types from the beginning section of a tune and to understand tune types according to their modulations. You’ll learn both simple and complex modal modulations and before you know it, you’ll be impressing your band mates with terms like “trichord” and “pivot notes” so that you may never again be invited to their family barbeques ever again. For both intermediate and semi-advanced musicians who like to play by ear but tend to hide behind the bookshelf at the mere mention of the word “modulation.”

There is a Zoom limit of 100 participants.

Donations are accepted and appreciated, but not required.

Zoom Meeting ID: 967 8901 9038
Password: 156230