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A class designed for those interested in exploring the rich tapestry of 16th and 17th century consort music. Open to viols and other instruments at A=415, subject to availability and tutor approval. A space for one singer per term is also available. Please enquire the Music department on 020 7450 1838 or email email@example.com if you are interested.
You will be playing consort music chosen by your group as guided by your tutor. You will receive coaching on it and the tutor normally touches on such aspects as rhythm, dynamics, bowing, fingering, and performance practice. You will need to follow and contribute to discussions in English. Music Study can include the use of digital resources such as listening to recordings, watching videos online, using appropriate mobile applications and following Moodle -Morley's virtual learning environment- to enhance your learning inside and outside the classroom. Music study also offers a range of benefits including being an enjoyable way to enhance wellbeing. Music practice at Morley can also serve to enhance skills relevant for employment including developing creativity, developing high-concentration levels, building self-confidence, working to deadlines, being able to control nerves and working as part of a team.
You will need to be able to sight-read one-per-part. Even though music is usually supplied in advance you should be prepared to sight-read in case there are last minute changes in the ensemble (caused for example by absentees). You should have your own viol and bow.
You might be playing in a group that is not of your level. Some players may be more advanced than you and others less so, so you should be prepared to work as part of a varied team of players. Excellent attendance and punctuality is required from all students. This course requires study/completion of activities outside of class time.
You will need to bring your own instrument. Occasionally the tutor may ask you to bring some music but this will be discussed with you well in advance.
The course runs throughout the year. You may also be interested in other Early Music courses, such as 'Morley Baroque Instruments', 'Morley Baroque Ensemble', 'Morley Recorder Consort' and 'Harpsichord'.