Accordion (2017 Listing)

These are classes from 2017. Stay tuned for the 2018 listings.

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Supported by Alaska Tent and Tarp
Barbara Matthews
CoordinatorLouise Kowalski (louisek@acsalaska.net)

Accordion Workshop

Price: $150

Days: TWThF/MTWThF, July 18–28

Times: 10:30–11:50am

Instructor: Jamie Maschler

Location: Fairbanks Lutheran Church

Designed to help the accordionist become a better musician, this class will be performance based. You will learn the basics of playing from a lead sheet and tricks to help you play more authentically in multiple music genres including: french, tango, zydeco, jazz, brazilian and more. We will look at creative ideas for warm-ups and theory that will help you learn how to play better faster. The class is crafted to accommodate beginning to advanced students.

Beginning Tango Ensemble

Price: $50

Days: TW (week 1), July 18 & 19

Times: 3:00–4:30pm

Instructor: Jamie Maschler

Location: Fairbanks Lutheran Church

We will explore tango in its most traditional roots in Buenos Aries, Argentina and its evolution to popular culture as Tango Nuevo. We will read through a tango, milonga and vals in order to learn comping patterns, performance practices, and specific articulations used in the style. Music will be provided. Open to the following: Piano, Guitar, Bass, Accordion, Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet/Trombone/Sax, Violin.

Brazilian Music Ensemble: Forró

Price: $100

Days: MTWThF (week 2), July 24–28

Times: 5:00–6:30pm

Instructor: Jamie Maschler

Location: Fairbanks Lutheran Church

In this ensemble we will be working with music from Northeast Brazil. Traditional instrumentation includes accordion, zabumba (drum), triangle, and voice but in a more modern tradition has several instrumental variations. We will play works by Luiz Gonzaga, Gilberto Gil, Sivuca, Hermeto Pascoal, Marcelo Caldi, Toninho Ferragutti and more. We will learn from charts as well as by ear — focusing on how to comp, solo, and play specific to the genre. [more]

Intermediate Tango Ensemble

Price: $50

Days: TW (week 2), July 25 & 26

Times: 3:00–4:30pm

Instructor: Jamie Maschler

Location: Fairbanks Lutheran Church

We will explore tango in its most traditional roots in Buenos Aries, Argentina and it’s evolution to popular culture as Tango Nuevo. We will read through a tango, milonga and vals in order to learn comping patterns, performance practices, and specific articulations used in the style. Music will be provided. Open to the following: Piano, Guitar, Bass, Accordion, Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet/Trombone/Sax, Violin.

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