Traditional Music Ensemble (MPF4221.01)

John Kirk

We will study and perform from the string band traditions of rural America. Nova Scotia, Quebecois, Irish, New England, Scandinavian, African American dance and ballad traditions will also be experienced with listening, practice (weekly group rehearsals outside of class), and performing components. Emphasis on ensemble intuition, playing by ear, and lifetime personal music making skills (transposition, harmonizing, etc.). Previous playing experience required on one or more of the following instruments: violin, guitar, banjo, mandolin, bass accordion, concertina, penny whistle, flute, bodhran, harp, ukulele, or piano. Students must have three to five years of instrument playing experience, and must have their own instrument or arrange for instrument use per term.

Prerequisites: Students must have three to five years of instrument playing experience, and must have their own instrument or arrange for instrument use per term. Contact jkirk@bennington.edu for more information.
Credits: 2
T 9:00am - 9:50am
Maximum Enrollment: 14
Course Frequency:
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