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Draailier (hurdy-gurdy) door Cliff Stapleton. The workshop is essentially for experienced players of the G/C tuned hurdy-gurdy. Beginning with simple melodies I will introduce fingering techniques that create the music on this unique instrument. Musical expression and ornamentation will be shown with this fingering “magic”. This will be followed by tuition of the hurdy-gurdy rhythm to compliment the melody.
The aim is to create a strong collective sound from all players in the class and a communal feeling of “being in the zone”. An ability to read music will help but good ears and eyes are essential.
Be prepared to “be open” and to learn and enjoy the method for it is designed to enhance your music whatever the playing style.