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Here's What You Need To Know
Date & Time
All classes are held once a month and last for 1 and a half hours starting with coffee and cake.
Locations are the Eastern suburbs or North Shore. They are easily accessable by public transport.
Classes may be conducted elsewhere and can be customised to fit your specific group.
Classes & Groups
Classes must be taken as a series of 6. A minimum of 5 people is required to join a class.
Address will be supplied upon enrolment.
What It's All About
Throughout time women have been excluded from the world of professional music and especially composing. Those few who succeeded in the compositional world were marginalised, forbidden to write certain types of music and had their reputations questioned.
This series looks at the lives of some female composers from the Medieval to the present day and traces their journeys, the sacrifices they had to make and the exquisite music they wrote.
Music's Mechanical Make-Up
Melodies can convey patriotism, hope, fate, love, loss and can touch our most raw emotions. The can bridge the gap between cultures when language fails us. But what makes a good melody and how does this differ throughout the world?
Essentially rhythm is a series of sounds and silences put together to create a pattern. But rhythm is much more than that, it makes us want to tap our feet and swing our hips.
Harmony is the mysterious element in music, developed in the Middle Ages to make beautiful music closer to G-d. Since then it has taken the most incredible journey becoming more complex over time.
The Bass is the youngest element in music, being only around 400 years old; but it is the foundation of music and is essential to all forms of modern music.
Musician’s have always played together, but when did an ensemble of instruments actually become an orchestra? Has it always been the same or has it changed over time?
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Courses do not necessarily follow the term calendar. Organise a group of friends for private classes or join in an existing group.