After doing the warm-ups together, you will be motivated and inspired to practice on your own. Practicing at the same time every day establishes a routine that eliminates the anxiety of repeatedly trying to find a time and guilt of not getting to it. These days especially call for some grounding routines. Long tones, finger placement, low and high note exercises, articulation and a new surprise every day. Warm ups are appropriate for all levels with special challenges for more advanced players.
E-mail Cantornote@icloud.com to register
All level warm ups below
Advanced Music Minus One duet videos here
VIRTUAL SWITCHING FINGERINGS WITHOUT CONFUSION
This class is perfect if you are relatively new to the recorder and interested in learning both fingerings at the same time.
Advanced Performing Ensemble/Early Notation 7:30pm-9:00pm
Emphasis will be on ensemble playing and learning to respond to each other’s articulations, phrasing and improvisations. Our repertoire extends from the Middle Ages through to contemporary music. Previous knowledge of Renaissance fingerings required.
Madrigal Feast 11:00am-12:00am
Opportunity to get comfortable switching between C and F fingerings. Open buffet of Italian, French, English and German music. Cut time meter changes will be introduced through renaissance music.
Kids Baroque Band 3:00pm-4:00pm
Open to children age 10 and up. Baroque chamber music for violin, viola, recorder, flute, clarinet, cello, bassoon, guitar and piano. Dance music (jigs, reels, waltzes or Klezmer) will start each session to introduce bass line improvisation and rhythmic "groove" that will lead us to baroque sonatas.
Recorder Ensemble 11:00am-12:30am
Come and play medieval, renaissance and baroque music. We will mostly do in depth work while leaving a little room for sight reading. Open to recorders, flutes, oboes, violins, voices, harpsichord, lutes, cellos and viols.
Baroque Ensemble 12:30pm-2:00pm (class time is flexible)
Open to recorders, flutes, oboes, violins, voices, harpsichord, lutes, cellos and viols. Emphasis on ensemble playing, interpretation, and ornamentation. Pitch is A=440
New Renaissance Consort 6:00pm-7:30pm (class time is flexible)
Play on a set of Renaissance instruments with Renaissance fingerings. Most of the music is without bar lines. We will start to read some early notation. Emphasis on music making and Renaissance polyphony. No previous knowledge of Renaissance fingerings is required. Renaissance recorders will be provided.
Advanced Renaissance Consort 10:00am-11:30am
Play on a set of Renaissance instruments with Renaissance fingerings. Most of the music is without bar lines. We will start to read some early notation. Emphasis on music making and Renaissance polyphony. Previous knowledge of Renaissance fingerings is required. Pitch is A=440