Strolling round the Old Bazar in Skopje, one will hear a colourful controversial chit-chat of Macedonian, Albanian, Romani and Turkish. In this course we will travel across Macedonia and learn pieces in various modes, rhythms and moods, reflecting the different musics and influences which are to be found there. All tunes will be initially taught by ear, we shall use scores and charts to aid us master and remember the pieces. All pitched instruments are welcome, from intermediate to advanced level. Gundula Gruen is a performer of note, as well as an enthusiastic teacher and musical director. Her book with audio CD ‘Gypsy Music Collection, 65 pieces from Eastern Europe and the Balkans’ was published by Spartan Press.

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Resident: £280 Non-Resident: £205 Code: 18/236