Booze-Violin: Winter 2014
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 from 11:00 PM to 11:30 PM (PST)
New York, NY
Drinking during violin lessons has never been easier!
Bantam Studios is offering an 8 week group class for Adult Beginners.
Classes will take place in a relaxed, social and supportive environment. Complimentary beer and wine will be provided at every lesson. At the end of the semester students will have an opportunity to perform the repertoire they have learned throughout the course in a casual concert at a bar in Brooklyn.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: January 15th, 2014
BEGINNER I: (Prerequisite: NONE)
- Tuesdays, January 28 - March 25, 8:30-9:30pm
- Wednesdays, January 29 - March 26, 7:00-8:00 pm
- Wednesdays, January 29 - March 26, 8:30-9:30pm
BEGINNER II: (Prerequisite: Beginner I)
- Mondays, January 27 - March 24, 8:30-9:30pm
- Tuesdays, January 28 - March 25, 7:00-8:00pm
$200 for 8 week session including drinks!
$30/month violin rentals. Rentals are extremely high quality student models which are also available for purchase for $400
This introductory group violin class is designed to equip adult beginners with basic violin playing skills, an elementary knowledge of sight reading on the violin, a memorized repertoire of classical pieces, fiddle tunes and chamber music duets, and an expanded knowledge of notable violinists and violin traditions/genres.
The course is designed to give students a basic understanding of the violin and to prepare them for future study in a group or private lesson setting.
- Students will develop a foundational knowledge of violin technique and position.
- Students will learn to play a repertoire of pieces taken from both the classical and fiddling traditions.
- Through listening assignments and discussion, students will expand their knowledge of famous violinists and and the use of violin in many different genres including classical, jazz, bluegrass/fiddle, and popular music.
- Lessons will be designed to teach absolute beginners in a fun, relaxed and supportive social setting.
During the 8 week class students will work on developing the following skills
- Bow hold
- Violin hold
- Bow arm
- Left hand position,
- Placement and intonation of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd fingers
- Proper Bow arm technique and good sound production
- A scale/arpeggio
- Sight reading exercises and sight reading dictation
- Basic intonation and tonalization exercises
- Basic rhythmic exercises (clapping, tapping, playing)
Repertoire (will be chosen from)
- Boil them Cabbage down
- French Folk Song
- Bartok Duet #1
- Vivaldi’s Spring from The Four Seasons
- Listening assignments and exercises to expand students’ knowledge of the violin tradition. Listening assignments will include recordings by
- Classical luminaries including Jascha Heifetz, Yehudi Menuhin, Joshua Bell, Isaac Stern, Itzack Perlman, Hilary Hahn, Anne Akiko Meyers and many others.
- Famous Jazz violinists including Stephanne Grappelli, Eddy South, and Ray Nance.
- The Mississippi Sheiks
- The Monroe Brothers
- Alan Lomax field recordings