FRIDAY 15 09:30 a.m. – ATTENDANCE: €25 (face-to-face and online listener)

COLLECTIVE WITH INSTRUMENT (theoretical – practical)

“FROM THE HEAD TO THE FINGERS”

Stimulating creative capacity through improvisation, arrangement and composition is essential for a complete musician. It allows him to approach the instrument in a completely new way and delve deeper into its sonic nature, as well as discover a wealth of expressive possibilities within himself. In the case of the guitar, it is paradoxical that, in the case of an instrument with such a capacity for polyphonic development, tradition necessarily presupposes the presence of two interpreters to play each role separately when improvising: melody and harmony (popularly, “plucking” and “accompaniment”). The purpose of this course is to provide students with resources that allow them to fully develop their musical thinking on the instrument, integrating both elements in the performance immediately and also being able to repeat fragments or songs with the simultaneous incorporation of melody and harmony. ; something that is common, for example, in the language of pianists. Although the current classical interpreter focuses on the most perfect possible reproduction of a score according to more or less conventional interpretive criteria, the truth is that in past times they were also supposed to have the ability to improvise. Composition figures such as Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Albéniz or Gershwin were great improvisers as well as virtuoso performers. A figure as close to us as Tárrega also improvised on a regular basis. In fact, “prelude” was for him the way of referring to the spontaneous creations with which he often began to make the instrument sound (which he sometimes wrote and ended up forming the series of Preludes that have come down to us). Classical performers will be able to reconcile themselves to this creative facet of their art that seems to have been lost; and guitarists of any style will find resources to connect their musical thinking with their instrument more efficiently.

TO LISTEN TO ALL THE MONOGRAPHS AS AN ONLINE LISTENER (Registration in Monographic Listener Enrollment)

If you are in Petrer (face-to-face) and you attend 3 monographics, choose the option “Monographic Enrollment”, you will be able to attend all of them.