Starting on 24th October, we will be running two “Introduction to Ensemble Playing: Folk Music” workshop.

INTRODUCTION TO ENSEMBLE PLAYING: FOLK MUSIC (5.30-6.30PM)

Begins: Thursday, 24th October // Duration: 6 one-hour sessions // Time: 5.30-6.30 pm // Location: Z-arts, Music Space, Hulme // Price: £99

Would you like to learn how to play folk with others? Then this is the workshop for you!

This workshop is intended to guide the aspiring folk musician in playing sensitively and musically with others within the British folk repertoire and style.

The workshop will begin by introducing you to learning basic tunes by ear, and you will have the opportunity to play these tunes on your instrument in a no-pressure, encouraging atmosphere with like-minded music learners. If you’re looking forward to playing in sessions, we will look at putting tunes together in ‘sets’ for your own sessions at home or at the pub.

All (western-tuned) instruments and voices are welcome, but the workshop is aimed particularly at learners and interested amateurs who have had little or no opportunity to play with others.

The only requirement is a familiarity with your instrument in the (concert) keys of G and D major and A and E minor. Please get in contact if you’re not sure about your instrument’s transposition or if you have any other questions.

Good sight reading is not required… in fact we will be encouraging you to learn things by ear! (But don’t worry, the notation for all tunes will be available in between sessions as a memory jogger).

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Kat Browning is a single reeds player (clarinet, bass clarinet, alto and baritone saxophones), and the 2015 Award winner for bass clarinet at the Sickle Foundation of North Wales. She has earned degrees at the Royal Northern College of Music as well as Leeds College of Music, and is a familiar face in the Manchester jazz scene, playing regular gigs and jams at Matt and Phreds, The Hilary Step, The Thirsty Scholar, and others. As a folk musician she has toured the UK and parts of the US, and won a BBC Radio 3 competition to attend Cambridge Folk Festival as a guest.

 

INTRODUCTION TO ENSEMBLE PLAYING: FOLK MUSIC (8-9PM)

Begins: Thursday, 24th October // Duration: 6 one-hour sessions // Time: 8-9pm pm // Location: Z-arts, Music Space, Hulme // Price: £99

Would you like to learn how to play folk with others? Then this is the workshop for you!

This workshop is intended to guide the aspiring folk musician in playing sensitively and musically with others within the British folk repertoire and style.

The workshop will begin by introducing you to learning basic tunes by ear, and you will have the opportunity to play these tunes on your instrument in a no-pressure, encouraging atmosphere with like-minded music learners. If you’re looking forward to playing in sessions, we will look at putting tunes together in ‘sets’ for your own sessions at home or at the pub.

All (western-tuned) instruments and voices are welcome, but the workshop is aimed particularly at learners and interested amateurs who have had little or no opportunity to play with others.

The only requirement is a familiarity with your instrument in the (concert) keys of G and D major and A and E minor. Please get in contact if you’re not sure about your instrument’s transposition or if you have any other questions.

Good sight reading is not required… in fact we will be encouraging you to learn things by ear! (But don’t worry, the notation for all tunes will be available in between sessions as a memory jogger).

We look forward to hearing from you!

***

Kat Browning is a single reeds player (clarinet, bass clarinet, alto and baritone saxophones), and the 2015 Award winner for bass clarinet at the Sickle Foundation of North Wales. She has earned degrees at the Royal Northern College of Music as well as Leeds College of Music, and is a familiar face in the Manchester jazz scene, playing regular gigs and jams at Matt and Phreds, The Hilary Step, The Thirsty Scholar, and others. As a folk musician she has toured the UK and parts of the US, and won a BBC Radio 3 competition to attend Cambridge Folk Festival as a guest.

 

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