EMMANUEL FRIN

PURPOSE

Learning the specific Bulgarian repertoires of the Djura Gaida and the Kaba Gaida, historical-cultural context, evolution of the tradition and current practices of an emblematic instrument.

Possibility to lend instruments but specify this sufficiently well in advance. The teacher can also plane a review of the instruments before the master class.

TRAINING PLAN / EDUCATIONAL CONTENT

For your information, the different parts of the training plan will not be addressed in the chronological order as per below.

  • Brief overview of Bulgaria’s history
  • Synthetic presentation of Bulgarian music:
    > instruments, evolution, regional styles
    > the main rhythms used in Bulgarian music
    > the directory of the gaida
  • Presentation of the instrument :
    > types of gaidas, tones
    > maintenance and adjustment advice
    > grip and game mode (closed/open fingering, staccato, ornamentation…)
  • Short interview with each participant (level evaluation, expectation on the master class)
  • Learning 2 to 6 pieces per master class, depending on levels and number of participants :
    > Learning the melodic line (without drone)
    > Addition of ornaments (without drone)
    > Possible variations (without drone)
    > Solo performance with the drone

Possibility of collaboration with other workshops (Bulgarian polyphonic singing, percussion, kaval).

LEVEL REQUIRED

  • From 11 years old
  • All levels are accepted, even beginners. An initial distribution will be made according to the following criteria:
      • Beginner = A musician who has never played bagpipes of any kind.
      • Intermediate = musician who already has the mastery of bagpipes and/or gaida
      • An assessment will be made at the start of the master class to assign students by level.

INSTRUMENT

Have a Djura Gaida in G or a Kaba Gaida in E and in a good working order (pocket that does not leak and functional reeds, just instrument).

AUDIO SAMPLES

MASLINKI – PADUSHKO HORO

BELINTASH – SABAZII

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