I hope you can join me for one or more of these classes in September. You do not need a Zoom account to take the classes but it is easier to adjust your settings for music classes if you do. Accounts are free and can be established at zoom.us. If you already have a Zoom account you should update to version 5.2.2 for better music settings.
For a good class experience you will need a fast internet connection and a computer with a camera (built-in or external), and microphone (also built-in or external). Headphones or external speakers are highly recommended but not essential.
With best wishes for good health and music-making,
ZOOM MUSIC CLASSES WITH TISH BERLIN and FRIENDS
1. Tuesday September 8, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Pacific/4:30 – 6:00 pm Eastern
Technique Magnifying Glass: Tone
In this class, we will focus on exercises and etudes to develop a beautiful sound through our blowing and breathing, then we’ll apply the exercises to music. Air speed, vowels, connecting the body to the instrument – all this will make us more expressive musicians.
Class is geared toward the intermediate to upper intermediate player and anyone who wants a brush-up on breathing and blowing for the recorder. You will need an alto and tenor recorder at A=440.
2. Tuesday September 15, 9:45 am – 11:15 am Pacific/12:45 pm – 2:15 pm Eastern
NOTE THE TIME!
Elements of Music: Finding Cadences, Phrases, and Making Music
In this class, Frances Blaker will join me as we work on a Baroque trio with you as our third player. We will help you learn how to identify cadences and phrases, learn where to place your breath marks to best serve the music, and work on some basic ornaments that we can add to the piece.
Class is geared toward the intermediate to upper intermediate player and anyone who wants to work in depth on elements of music in a Baroque piece. You will need an alto, tenor, and bass recorder at A=440.
3. Tuesday September 29, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Pacific/4:30 – 6:00 pm Eastern
From the Ground Up: Discovering the Beauty of the In Nomine in works by Parsons, Picforth, and Tye
We will explore three selections from this amazing body of polyphony, all based on a section of John Taverner’s early 16th century Mass which used the plainchant Gloria Tibi Trinitas as a cantus firmus, or ground/foundation for the song. You’ll have a chance to play the In nomine line in these consort pieces, holding the other voices together with its beautiful golden flame lighting the dense polyphony, as well as one other voice in each piece. Geared toward upper intermediate to advanced recorders and viols. Pitch: A=440.
Payment: $25 per class
If paying by check send to 806 Washington Ave Albany CA 94706. Canadian checks must be in US dollars and have a US bank name and address printed on the check. Sorry, Canadian friends!
Other forms of payment accepted: Venmo, Zelle, ApplePay, or PayPal. If using PayPal, please add $2.00 to your payment (per class), unless you have a bank account linked to your PayPal account and can use the “sending to a friend” option. Use this email address for all electronic payments: tishberlin.
Please register by filling out this form and returning it to me by email at tishberlin
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Would you or someone you know like to take any of these classes but need financial help to do so? I can help a limited number of people so just ask.
Know someone who wants to learn to play the recorder? The ARS is offering free beginner’s classes! I’ll be teaching a set of four classes for new soprano and tenor players in late September. Go to americanrecorder.org for more information.
Tibia Recorder Duo