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June 5, 2017

Summertime Klezmer Course w/members of London Klezmer Quartet, Hertfordshire, UK, 5-7 Jun 2017

Summertime Klezmer Course

Mon – Wed, Jun 5–7, 2017
Benslow Music
Benslow Lane
Hertfordshire SG4 9RB, UK

Tel: 01462 459446
Resident: £280 Non-Resident: £205 Code: 16/257
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The London Klezmer Quartet returns for a summertime course designed for instrumentalists (including keyboard players) from all musical backgrounds, classical, folk or jazz. Applicants must be of at least roughly grade 4 level (no formal qualifications needed), and an ability to read music helps, though it’s not essential. The LKQ’s coaching is all about interactive learning. They concentrate on repertoire and attention to melody, accompaniment and ornamentation, and if appropriate will also introduce dance elements to the course. Oral and aural learning methods will help those unfamiliar with it acquaint themselves to the style more quickly - though we hope for many return visitors! Putting music into its historical context is an important part of the course, as is the telling of stories of musicians past and present.