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Monday, June 20, 2016
Stichting Draailier en Doedelzak Courseday 1 October 2016
Always wanted to learn how to play the hurdy-gurdy or bagpipe? Or are you an advanced player who wants to improve his or her playing? This will be possible during the Courseday of Draailier and Doedelzak. During this day there will be hurdy-gurdy, bagpipe and other music courses for the beginner and the advanced player. Lack of an instrument is not an excuse, because we have instruments for rent for the beginner groups.
Application is possible through the application-form. Annulation is possible, but refunds are only applicable under certain circumstances, see our annulation conditions.
The courses will start on saturday the 1th of october at 10.00 until 17.00. This day will take place in primary school "De Griffel" in Zeist (near Utrecht).
Hurdy-gurdy, the Symbio-way: Johannes Hellman (Se)
In this workshop Johannes will show and explain his way of playing the hurdy-gurdy. We will work with some technical exercises for both right and left hand, and we will learn some melodic material where we can apply our new technics! We will also play together with each-other, to practice timing and groove. When playing together we will work with melodic material and also apply second voices, ostinatos and improvisation. We are very pleased to welcome Johannes back in Zeist. He was or guest during the workshopweekend of 2015, which was a great succes. Be prepared to be challenged by this excellent hurdy-gurdy player!
The Hurdy-Gurdy and the Mazurka: Joop Aalbers (NL)
This day Joop Aalbers will give a hurdygurdy workshop for halfadvanced and advanced players about the Mazurka. Don't expect a huge pile of mazurka-tunes in this workshop. Joop will focus on the structure, the feeling and the typical character of this type of tunes. Which kind rythmic and melodic ornamentations are possible? Beside our hurdy-gurdy, we will pay attention to our feet and our voice to get knowning the character and the relaxed vibe of the Mazurka.
Hurdy-gurdy for beginners: Cor Westbroek (NL)
Always wanted to play the hurdy-gurdy? This workshop is especially for people who never played the hurdy-gurdy before. The workshop is the oppurtunity to discover the basics of the instrument while learning easy but beautiful melodies. Instruments can be rented and three weeks beforehand there is an introductory morning (19th of September) in which you will receive the rental instrument and the basic information needed to get started the first three weeks. requirements: none, this is a beginners course