Recommended for harpsichordists (and pianists!), organists, harpists, violinists, lute and theorb players and why not guitarists who want to accompany a baroque piece. The basso continuo is the art of finding chords from a bass line, then improvising above it. The basso continuo appeared at the beginning of the 17th century and remained popular until the middle of the 18th century. In a way, basso continuo may be thought of just as old-fashioned way of doing harmony.
Harmony is the art of building chords and linking them together. What could be more natural for understanding harmony than to try it immediately on the keyboard?
This course gives you an opportunity to understand harmony through practice, but also to learn to harmonise a piece, and even to improvise. Designed for all keyboard players, whatever their style, classic, contemporary music and jazz.
This course gives you an opportunity to learn how to build, use and string together chords, then practice harmonization and rhythmic application in different styles: blues, modern music, rock and jazz…
Practical harmony on the guitar is very specific because it gives a liberating understanding of the tablatures, the neck and finger positions that are very different from theoretical harmony. It is an indispensable tool for the guitarist who wants to integrate an ensemble, or the singer looking for accompaniment.
This course is intended for
. aspiring conductors who wish to prepare for the entrance exam for conducting class in a upper level music school.
. music teachers, professional musicians or pre-professionals who intend to conduct an orchestra or ensemble, and wish to acquire the technical basics of conducting
. amateur musicians who want to learn about conducting, for pleasure or simply out of curiosity.