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).
- 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.
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).
MASLINKI – PADUSHKO HORO
BELINTASH – SABAZII