(The Basics, for Singers & Instrumentalists)
What is the ”four minor chord in the E freygish mode”? What to do if you’re in a group with three melody instruments? It’s time to cut to the chase and get down to business. In this class, you will learn the essentials of how klezmer theory works. Learn how to accompany and harmonize melodies, understand how chords work, find inner voices, counter-lines, etc., starting at a really basic level. A great class for singers who don’t know how to communicate with the instrumentalists, classical musicians who only read written music, or don’t know how to think about harmonies and chord notes, people who play by ear but don’t know the theory of what they are doing…. for most of us.
Faculty: Ilya Shneyveys
Level: All Levels