Free Lute Classes 2007-2008

Voices of Music is rolling out its free lute classes for 2007-2008
The classes are directed by David Tayler, additional faculty are 
brought in for some topics.
These classes are absolutely free; however, enrollment is limited.

Wednesday December 19 2007
The Art of Continuo
An evening workshop devoted to playing continuo on the lute. The 
focus will be on how to play unfigured bass,
which is the majority of the 17th century repertory, and voice 
leading. For lute, theorbo, archlute & baroque guitar.

Time: 6:00 pm
Menu: In addition to an assortment of Artisan Cheeses, there will be 
a wine tasting of California Zinfandels.
Early arrivers are invited to join in the barbecue of all kinds of 
local sausages.
Vegetarian and vegan food provided on a separate grill.

Wednesday February 6 2008
Dowland Lute Songs
A specialty class in Dowland by a Dowland specialist. Emphasis on the 
forms of the poetry and the relationship to the musical setting. For 
lute & voice. Lutes at all pitches.

Time: 6:00 pm
Menu: A Tasting of rare and flavourful single malt Scotches paired 
with Stilton cheese.
Dark chocolates.

Wednesday March 5 2008
Renaissance Ornamentation
What it is; how to play it. The major treatises.
Time: 6:00 pm
The evening's wine tasting will feature California Pinot Noir from 
Sonoma paired with
Dutch Cheeses.
Early arrivers are invited to join in the barbecue of Wild Sockeye Salmon.
Vegetarian and vegan food provided on a separate grill. Emphasis on 
lute; open to all singers and instrumentalists.

To enroll please send an email. You will receive a confirmation 
email, space permitting.
Overflow dates:
In the event of high demand, an overflow class will be scheduled for 
the next day.
Out-of- towners will be provided a lute or theorbo if they so desire.

These classes and many other projects are funded by Voices of Music, 
a nonprofit organization that supports performers and provides concerts,
videos & recordings. To fund a class or project, or to just make a donation,
drop us a line or visit us on the web.

David Tayler

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