Diego Galaz – Rhythm and improvisation in fiddles music

Divided in 4 worskhops: We’ll travel through a vast variety of musical genres along the Iberian peninsula: ajechaos, seguidillas, jotas,  and their main rythms with our string instruments. General review on various popular music styles where the strings play a significant role. European folklore, American musics (tango, salsa, boleros.etc) and modern trends (blues, rock, swing, Read more about Diego Galaz – Rhythm and improvisation in fiddles music[…]

Begoña Riobó – Fiddles in galician music

We’re going to work on technical and expressive aspects we have to consider when we use the violin as an instrument in the traditional Galician bagpipe music. This workshop is divided in four seasons, each of them dedicated to a different ryhtm or genre:   1st. “Muiñeira” 2nd. “Xota” 3th. “Pasodoble” and “rumba” 4th. “Polka” Read more about Begoña Riobó – Fiddles in galician music[…]

Matthew Simon – Jazz Standards Easy

Workshops based on: Learning the most common arpeggios and scales used in jazz standards and how to use them for improvisation in a creative way, paying attention to musical details like articulation, phrasing and accentuation. Musical improvisation, creating musical ideas in original and unique ways and developing them in a fun atmosphere. Exploring different ways Read more about Matthew Simon – Jazz Standards Easy[…]

Pep Cucurella – Flamenco Jazz, Groove and modern improvisation

Divided in 3 parts, we’re going to work on: Themes of composers like Chano Dominguez, Guillermo McGill and on arrangements of jazz standards adapted to different flamenco rhythms. Specific repertoire of Funk music. The basics to acquire and develop a vocabulary to improvise in modern music .   Pep Pérez Cucurella, born in Barcelona on Read more about Pep Cucurella – Flamenco Jazz, Groove and modern improvisation[…]

Eladio Reinón – Improvising techniques

Practice of the language of jazz and improvisation techniques through its historic repertoire. The aim is to improve understanding and knowledge of the language of jazz and its repertoire and acquire tools and resources for improvisation.   We’re going to work on: Melodic resources Harmonic resources Rhythmic resources Motives and its development Control of musical Read more about Eladio Reinón – Improvising techniques[…]

Benefits and disadvantages of a strings master

We’ll discuss the benefits and disadvantages of having a strings master with the following speakers: – Claudio Forcada – Melissa Mercadal – Sofía Martínez – CLAUDIO FORCADA Dr. Claudio Forcada was born in Spain, and holds a PhD from Birmingham City University on a thesis on efficacy in violin teaching. He is also fully qualified Read more about Benefits and disadvantages of a strings master[…]

Francesc Capella – The Art and Craft of Improvisation

The Art and Craft of Improvisation. This workshop is designed to improve our learning and memory methods, doing a travel from classical to jazz music and viceversa.   Francesc Capella combines his work as a composer and arranger with beeing a requested jazz pianist. He works also as a music teacher (piano, combos and Jazz Read more about Francesc Capella – The Art and Craft of Improvisation[…]