Magic Music Classes – Learn devilish music from Eastern Europe and the Balkans

Gundula Gruen and Gypsy Music invite you to the Magic Music Classes at City University of London.

Wednesday evenings from 7.15 til 8.45pm.

The course focusses on melodies, phrasing, ornamentation, rhythms and accompaniment techniques – the joy of making music though will always be in the foreground !

Autumn term classes start on Wednesday the 28th September. The location of the classes will change: From Voxbox we will move to City University, Northampton Square, EC1V oHB. Nearest tube station is Angel, Kings Cross is also in walking distance.

Repertoire: A colourful mixture of Eastern Europe, in straight and ‘weird’ time-signatures, from folk and Romany traditions. The mixture is a good balance of famous ‘must-play’ tunes to unknown and atypical treasures. I definitely would like to teach you some of my recent discoveries from my latest Macedonia travels…

Suitable for melody instruments of any shape, range and tuning, including plucked strings. Guitarists/bassists and other accompaniment instrumentalists are welcome as long as they are happy to focus on the above. The initial teaching is by ear, therefore is it reccomended that participants record the sessions. One occasion, sheet music will be handed out.

The course is suitable for melody instruments of any shape, range and tuning, including plucked strings. We have a piano, so up to 2 pianists can attend. Guitarists/bassists and other accompaniment instrumentalists are welcome as long as they are happy to focus on the above. The initial teaching is by ear, sheet music and helpful links for all will be distributed electronically throughout the course. Intermediate to advanced level.

The course is ongoing. You can join any time – please get in touch for
mid-term starter fees and catch-up music packs.

Location:
City University, Northampton Square, EC1V 0HB.
The precise room and directions upon booking

Fees:
£100 for 10 classes (1 term) regular online booking
or pay in 2 installments of £52
£110 for 10 classes (1 term) or £12 for each class – pay cash/cheque in class
please email for more discounts and mid-term start

Online Booking: www.gypsymusic.co.uk