Date:16 June 2012
Place: Underbank Schoolrooms, Sheffield
Rob Harbron will lead a one-day concertina workshop which will help players develop and consolidate their own individual playing styles. Rob plays the English system but the day will be open to players of all systems and much of the day will be spent discussing ideas and technique which are not system-specific. The day will be suitable for players of all abilities, from basic through to intermediate and advanced.
The day is concerned more with individual style and technique than playing together, but music for a few tunes which will be used throughout the day will be sent by email a few days beforehand.
Session 1: 11am – 12:30pm
Doing the basics well – making a good sound by thinking about posture, use of the bellows, tone, attack, dynamics, etc.
LUNCH (BYO or local pubs)
Session 2: 1:30pm – 3pm
Developing your own style – looking at phrasing, groove, swing, ornamentation, variation, etc
Session 3: 3:30pm – 5pm
Putting it all together – shortcuts to harmony and accompaniment, techniques for building arrangements, and ways to perform more confidently.
Full details and booking (using PayPal): www.robertharbron.co.uk