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Istanbul Kemençe: Northern Greece (Jul 2-Jul 7) (cgkika21c)

This course is aimed at applying the Istanbul kemençe to the repertoire of Greek Thrace and Macedonia. We will focus on developing technique, specifically focused on the rhythmic dimensions that characterize these regional styles.  

We will develop technique and understanding of this music by practicing a select repertoire. We will study songs from Drama (Macedonia), dances from Thrace in rhythms of 5, 6, 7 and 9/8 (Baiduska, Zonaradikos, Mandilatos, and Syngathistos), songs from the cities around Thessaloniki, and the music of Anastenaria, a fire-walking ritual. 

This course is for students who are comfortable on their instruments and thus able to focus on repertoire and the special technique required to perform it.

Email us for Paypal: Early Bird Discount: $110 until Jun 25! Instructor: Chrysanthi Gkika Schedule: Jul 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 Times: 6pm-9pm (East Europe) Level: Intermediate Traditions: Greek Instrument: Kemençe Language: English Instrumental Techniq...: intermediate Sight Reading: basic Learning by Ear: intermediate Transposition: any level Modal Music Theory: any level Western Music Theory: basic Improvisation: any level Composition: any level

  • Class Schedule
  • Join the Class Meeting
  • Course Discussion
  • Course Evaluation ~ please complete at end of course
Completion rules
  • You must complete the units "Course Evaluation ~ please complete at end of course"
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: Forever