Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Toot Day Two

In Tuesday's Dojo class we worked on contact point (it can almost always go closer to the bridge!); dynamic range, using the Leopold Mozart exercise; trill drills; and the Eighth Tune of Tallis.
In other viol classes at the Toot we played John Wilbye's "I love, alas," John Baldwine's Browning; and John Coprario's Fantasy à 6 # 2. Another perfect day.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Texas Toot

Fifteen enthusiastic viol players are working with me in Dojo classes and consorts this week at the Texas Toot in Austin, TX. On Monday we stretched, practiced taking bows, learned the Folia variations by rote, and played The Honiesuckle, The Silver Swan, Gloria tibi trinitas, the Taverner In nomine, the Pickforth In nomine, Jenkins' Pavane à 6 #2 and more. With four class sessions every day we can get a LOT of work/play done!

The class members are Ferne Allan, Sarah Harriman, Dave Martinez, Natalie N. Morgan, Hazel Mosely, Kim Shrier, Nancy Ellis, Cynthia Mahlau, Paul Downs, Stephanie Stuart, Jon Walters, Gerry Priest, Wnedy Brockett, Frank Shirley, Bev Wills, and Victor Eijkhout.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Manhattan Dojo

The Dojo met on May 26. Marine and Lucine Musaelian, Martha Bixler, Janet Hassett, Dawn Cieplensky, Susan Daily-Rozendaal, Ann Abbruzzo, Hugh Young, and JMR played. After warm-ups and review songs we played Robert Parsons' 7-part In nomine #1. I played Simpson divisions (in D-minor, the last piece in the book) accompanied by Susan.