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Ensemble Week with Ross Couper and Hamish Napier: 01 July 2024

START: 01 July 2024
END: 05 July 2024
COST: £290

Hamish NapierFollowing on from the popular Ensemble Week Short Course taught by Ross Couper and Hamish Napier in 2023, we are delighted to be able to offer again this opportunity to expand your musical creativity with two stellar tutors.

This will a unique ensemble week offering an insight into methods used by professional traditional musicians to arrange tunes and medleys into performance sets. You will learn a variety of simple arranging techniques delivered in a practical, interactive way. This course has been developed with traditional instruments in mind, but if you have any questions about other instrument suitability feel free to get in touch.

An intermediate level of musicianship is required. Unfortunately, this course is not suitable for beginners. If you are a classical player not already experienced in traditional music, we suggest that you should be at an advanced level to get the most from this week. Again, please get in touch if you have any questions.

This course will use blended approach of music reading and learning by ear. Non-readers will be gently encouraged to read a bar or two to develop reading ability, but nobody will be expected to sight read on the spot. Students are welcome to record tunes and arrangements.

This course is intended to build skills in all areas of musicianship.

Timetable for the Week:

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 09:30 – 16:30
Wednesday: 09:30 – 15:00 (early finish)
Friday: 10:00 – 12:30

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