MARIA SIMOGLOU & OURANIA LAMPROPOULOU

PURPOSE

Training in Greek chants, modes and modalities in the urban and rural music of Greece and Asia Minor. Will be reviewed during this master-class:

  • Improvisation techniques specific to the urban and rural music of Asia Minor
  • Learning of songs
  • Work on ornamentation
  • Game style, modal theory (“makam” and “dromos”)
  • Rhythms
  • Arrangement
  • Historical and socio-cultural context of the style

GENERAL CONTENT

  • Work on vocal techniques: relaxation, breathing and breath management, vocal warm-up, voice placement
  • Learning of Greek songs (Epirus, Macedonia, Thrace and Asia Minor): unison or polyphonic chants
  • Work on interpretation, ornamentation, rhythms and improvisation techniques
  • Work on rhythms for chants and dances: listening to the rhythm through the body, ear, speech

TERMS OF PARTICIPATION

  • Good singing and instrument practice (no theoretical knowledge required)
  • Open to amateurs and professionals

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