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 at least three years of instrument playing experience, and must have their own instrument or arrange for instrument use per term.
Credits: 2
T 9:00-9:50
Maximum Enrollment: 12
Course Frequency: Every Term
This course is categorized as All courses, Instrumental Study.