STANDARD: UPPER INTERMEDIATE, ADVANCED

This new course is aimed at harpsichordists who have covered the fundamentals of figured bass realisation (perhaps after completing our ‘Figuring It Out’ course) and are now looking to develop their skills further. In whole-class and small group sessions (and with a real live soloist and bass player on hand for you to work with) you’ll develop your expressive range, learn how to vary your approach according to style and period, and cope with everything from intimate solo sonatas to large orchestral works. Participants should be keyboard players fluent in reading treble and bass clefs, and comfortable realising typical baroque basses (eg. Corelli or Handel) from the figures. An ability to sight-read figured basses is an advantage, but not essential - it will be possible to prepare some standard repertoire for the course in advance.

Tutor website: www.robinbigwood.co.uk

Resident: £280 Non-Resident: £205 Code: 18/243