Period Ornamentation and Improvisation

This class will teach fundamentals of ornamenting melody lines. Ornamentation is a method that period musicians used in order to enhance a melody line of a dance tune in order to make the music more interesting. This class will also teach musicians how to create early period melodies the way that mediaeval musicians did using modal scales. Many documented dances are written down improvisations played around a simple bass line. Students will be required to play their instruments or sing. Reading standard notation is required. Students will be required to play their instruments or sing. Reading standard notation is required.

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Schedule for KWDS I

Deadline for Class Submissions: January 15, 1997

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