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Babis Papadopoulos - Ensembles

A few words about the workshop The orchestra – a living organism. Playing music in an ensemble. We learn to play through communication with the other musicians. That way all of us through our own roles can create beautiful music together. Technique is one of the tools we need to take part in this process. The pieces of music that we will be looking at will be an incentive to develop all of the above. Musicians of all levels can…
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Christos Spourdalakis & Giannis Katos - Instrument making

Please, bear in mind that this workshop will take place from 8 until 22 of July First week Christos Spourdalakis Theory of instrument making Introduction •   The tree as a living organism (briefly)•   Wood structure (Cellular - Macrocytic description)•   Categorization of the different types of wood - Description of their properties•   Relation between the type of wood and humidity The Bouzouki - Part A •   The bouzouki as a sound producing machine•   Understanding of the function of the different parts of the instrument•   Specification of the appropriateness…
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Dasho Curti - Accordion

A few words about the workshop What is common between Mikis Thodorakis and Goran Bregovic, musical traditions of Izmir and Ipiros or “rembetiko” and Balkan music? Is the left hand more important than the right hand? Dasho is going to answer these questions for us this July in the Musical Yards and share his own point of view with his guests. Dasho  was born in Elbassan, Albania on May 26, 1972. He begins studying music at the age of 6…
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Dimitris Mitarakis & Vassilis Skoutas - Folk guitar

I am happy to announce that for most of the seminar, my 'partner in crime' Vassilis Skoutas will join us with his guitar and bouzouki A few words about the workshop During the workshops I will practically try to transmit what I know best; accompany solo instruments and voices with the bass guitar. More specifically; Firstly, we are going to study Rhythm, Bass, Chords and accompanying elements that can be played by a popular guitar on a given melody. Also, we…
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Dimitris Tosidis - Photography

A few words about the workshop •  A brief retrospect of the history of aesthetic and figurative representation of facts and actions since the primitive age till today.•  Documentary Photography and Photojournalism: their role and importance for the political and social evolutions. Mass Media and reality.•  Morality and ethics concerning the depiction of people and actions.•  Conception and development of an independent photography project (image, text, editing, promotion).•  Methodology of on-the-spot research and approach of people for photography.•  Technical elements…
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Evgenios Voulgaris - Oud

Please, bear in mind that this workshop will take place from 9 until 14 of July A few words about the workshop This seminar will develop the technique of the oud through its role in the musical traditions, both rembetiko and Asia minor's songs as well as technical matters concerning the the musician's basic use of the instrument. Pieces from the above repertoire will be used and taught with special emphasis on methodology and how they are interpreted. Finally given…
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Fotis Siotas - Violin

A few words about the workshop We will become acquainted with musical pieces from the Greek tradition; yet, our main focus will be on music traditions from all over the world, whose common ground is the key role of the violin, as well as its different use from one place to the other. We shall also devote time to studying the violin when played along with special effects and loops. Among our top priorities in this workshop will be to…
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Manolis Pappos - Bouzouki

Please, bear in mind that this workshop will take place from 9 until 14 of July A few words about the workshop The fourth seminar on the Bouzouki will have four parts: Technique Improvisation Paths and harmonization Duets, trios, quartets with the Bouzouki Cooperation with the students of other instruments to create a piece of music Manolis Manolis was born in Piraeus and has been occupied with traditional and folk music since 1978 learning the Bouzouki, the Oud and the…
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Maria Koti - Traditional song

A few words about the workshop Maria Koti, having as a starting point traditional Cretan music, the traditional music of her homeland, Crete, is going to give us the opportunity of an interesting tour throughout the story of the traditional Greek song. She is also going to introduce us to the various cultural singing traditions and amalgamations, from the Cretan “rizitika” and urban songs to the musical tradition of Minor Asia and the “rembetiko” music. Maria Maria Koti was born…
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Nikos Patas & Eleni Drosou - Traditional dance

A few words about the workshop Dance has constituted one of the first means of communication in human societies. It is interwoven with the human existence and it is embodied in the human life as an integral part of it. Dance means expression and creation, fun and labor from the heart! Dancing with other people promotes feelings of friendship, stability, self balance and comfort. It is a form of relaxation suitable for all ages and body types! All of us…
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Sofia Lampropoulou - Eastern music orchestra

Please, bear in mind that this workshop will take place from 7 until 13 of July A few words about the workshop   Sofia began her studies on qanun in 1997 and got her diploma on Byzantine music under the instruction of her teacher, Spiros Pavlakis. She has taken piano lessons by Nelly Semitekolo and Eleni Zaharaki, classical percussion lessons by Kostas Vorisis and Kostas Theodorakos, as well as traditional percussion lessons by Vaggelis Karipis. From September 2003 to November…
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Sofia Lampropoulou - Qanun

Please, bear in mind that this workshop will take place from 7 until 13 of July A few words about the workshop This workshop is going to focus on the qanun technique through a repertoire of the wider Minor Asia area and compositions from Smyrna. The qanun is an instrument which offers special and rich possibilities as a means of artistic expression. It is mostly found in the music tradition of the Mediterranean basin, a region whose cultural identity is…
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Vaggelis Karipis - Percussion

Please, bear in mind that this workshop will take place from 7 until 11 of July A few words about the workshop The role of percussion instruments in the traditional music of Greece, techniques, rhythm and improvisation on toumperleki, darbuka, tambourine, riq, davul (“daouli”), dayereh, bendir. There will be some teaching hours in common with the dance teacher Nikos Patas, which aim at promoting the cooperation between the dancer and the musician on dances and rhythmic patterns, originating from various…
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