Jazz workshop with Tamsin Dearnley
We will be exploring the wonderful versatility of the clarsach as a jazz instrument.
Through learning some jazz standards, we will examine how this fascinating genre of music works on the lever harp, from the initial learning of the notes, to looking at chord structures, improvisation techniques and exciting ways to spice up those basslines!
And if you are worried about lever changes? one of the skills we will be looking at is understanding which notes are important and more crucially on the small harp, which can be left out!
No matter what your experience or ability, this workshop will have something to offer you. From learning how to make the simplest of one note accompaniments sound suitably jazzy, to chromatic improvisation for the more advanced, players of all levels will be able to join in this exciting workshop.
The class will be taught both by ear and using printed music. Tamsin Dearnley is a professional harpist, teacher, composer and transcriber of music, who delights in arranging supposedly unplayable music for her beloved Teifi lever harp. Because pedal harps are just too hard to carry.
Cost per person £20 – please book your space on 01559 363 222
Sunday 11th November 2012, 2pm – 5.30pm
Please indicate your approximate level of playing skills when booking –
Elementary (grades 0-2)
Intermediate (grades 3-5)
Advanced (grade 6 and above)
Read music/learn by ear/either
Spaces are strictly limited, book early to avoid disappointment!