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Reinvigorating Folk Tunes: 2 session course
4 May @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
One event on 8 June 2021 at 4:00 pm
For many years I played for social dancing where the set tunes were often not (for me at least) very enjoyable. To make matters worse, these tunes had to be played multiple times and then to my dismay, the dance would be repeated. Self-preservation taught me various new skills in keeping a tune alive and interesting.
All participants are invited to submit a tune each week. Ideally this will be well-known, especially to me!
Your mission (should you wish to accept it), is to choose a tune which you are bored with, can’t play, or have to play but don’t want to. My mission (which I will accept) is to suggest numerous ways to enhance and reinvigorate said tunes.
I can also help simplify those difficult tunes which have too many notes or awkward intervals.
Let me help you to develop your existing repertoires by breathing new life into them.
“I look forward to lessons and the beautiful music he chooses/composes makes me want to keep learning. More than anything, I’ve valued his way of encouraging a kind of musical sensibility so that even to someone with pretty limited skills he extends the possibility of playing with heart and sensitivity. I highly recommend learning with him.”
Who is it for: Anybody who has a repertoire of tunes
Tutor: Paul Hutchinson
Number of particpants: up to 6
Length of session: 60 minutes
Number of sessions: Courses of 2 sessions
Dates and times: 4pm on various Tuesdays. See dates below.
Cost: £20 for a course of 2 sessions (£10 per session)
What you need to bring:
- Send a tune at least 3 days in advance. The 60-min sessions will most likely only allow two tunes.
- This is open to any melody instrument
- Rhythm players also welcome
- Please bring an open mind