Albert Gumí – Klezmer music

Dimitri Shostakovich defined Klezmer music as “a smile amongst tears”. In fact, Klezmer music is highly emotional. This workshop is adressed to fiddlers who are interested in this awesome genre and its characteristics. We’re going to play the most relevant melodies, modes and rhythms used in this old Jewish tradition, as we were Shostakovich. Albert Read more about Albert Gumí – Klezmer music[…]

Asier Suberbiola – Covers from rock-pop themes

How to make covers from rock-pop themes with your ensemble? Starting from duets, trios, quartets, etc. we’ll make our own arrangements in order to use them both your professional and pedagogic career. Join us, bring your proposals en we’ll develop them in group. Asier Suberbiola is violinist and professor at the “Taller de Músics” and Read more about Asier Suberbiola – Covers from rock-pop themes[…]

Nan Mercader – Rhythm, motivity and percussion

In this workshop we’re going to work on: Useful tools for consciousness and rhythmic precision. Body relaxation exercises “Tribal experience”: the basics of improvisation Ethnic percussion traditional patterns “Walking” and “Drumming” Polyrhythms Nan Mercader is the professor of Ethnic percussion in Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya (ESMUC). More information at www.nanmercader.com

Pep O’Callaghan – Harmony and modern music analysis

Workshop focused on revising and evaluating the different teaching methods used in modern music and jazz music. We’re going to work on harmony, melody (scale-chord relationships), formal models, ear training methods and other suggestions from the audience. Pep O’Callaghan teaches jazz analysis, analysis of modern music, jazz improvisation, aural perception and combo at the Escola Read more about Pep O’Callaghan – Harmony and modern music analysis[…]

Jaime del Blanco – Barcelona, fiddlers in 1940s

In the 1940s fox-trot was the most popular dance in Barcelona, whose rhythms captivated young people who needed to catch their breath after the pain of the civil war. Moreover, catalan musicians, influenced by hot rhythms and jazz and central european gypsy genres, created their own original music. In order to remember the importance of Read more about Jaime del Blanco – Barcelona, fiddlers in 1940s[…]

Quico Puges – From Solo to Solo

This workshop propose to give some basic tools to extract, play, analize and create new solos from other solos. Understand rythmic, melodic and harmonic elements of modern music for introduce on the string instruments’ lenguage. The participants of this workshop will listen, sing, play rythms, search on the fingerboard, put the played melodies on a Read more about Quico Puges – From Solo to Solo[…]

Jon Cottle – Groove, improvisation and efects

Divided in 4 parts we’re going to talk about: Groove – Bass & Drums: As string players it may be that we don’t devote too much time to thinking about the elements of the groove, but in reality it’s just as important to study as the melodic aspects of improvising. In this first part, we Read more about Jon Cottle – Groove, improvisation and efects[…]

Jason Anick – Gypsy Jazz, Swing and improvisation

Divided in 4 parts, we’re going to talk about:  The Gypsy Jazz: to provide various techniques on how to achieve that authentic Gypsy sound and feel. To display how Gypsy Jazz is a great segue from classical music for learning jazz and improvisation. We’ll examine standard swing tunes and various licks and phrases to help you start Read more about Jason Anick – Gypsy Jazz, Swing and improvisation[…]

Enric Giné – String instruments recording and sound reinforcement

In contrast with most common electrical instruments that were actually born with amplification (guitar, bass, etc), string instruments extend they roots to the dawn of music and have strongly defined its dynamics, timber, radiation patterns and full personality over a vast period of centuries of acoustic music tradition. That means that both musicians and audience Read more about Enric Giné – String instruments recording and sound reinforcement[…]

Darol Anger – Fiddles in North American Music

Divided in 4 parts, we’re goint to talk about: “there are no bad tunes, only bad players”… a skilled player can make a so-so tune sound great, but even a beginner can put across a really great fiddle tune. What makes these warhorses great? We will discuss structure, texture, and story in the context of Read more about Darol Anger – Fiddles in North American Music[…]