Hurdy-Gurdy For Experienced Players
Showing techniques of fingering and musical expression using simple melodies that relate to drone, no drone and trompette rhythm. The aim is to create a strong collective sound from all the 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 this method for it is designed to enhance your music whatever your playing style.
The video shows an evening workshop performance of the tune, Black Rock, which was taught to students in the daytime.
Cliff and an ensemble of hurdy-gurdies & other instruments play his composition Black Rock. Saturday night at the Great Hurdy-Gurdy Weekend, Halsway Manor Feb 11th, 2012.
Video © Dave Bawden
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