Study clas­si­cal with Brid­get!

Guitar Techniques - - Intro -

If you want to take your clas­si­cal skills to the next level, He­li­con Arts will be hold­ing a first class clas­si­cal gui­tar course at Cor­tijo Bar­ranco, a stun­ning olive es­tate in the An­dalucían hills in Spain, from Au­gust 30 to Septem­ber 6. The course is aimed at clas­si­cal gui­tarists (from the en­thu­si­as­tic am­a­teur to the pro­fes­sional) and of­fers im­mer­sive tu­ition in reper­toire (solo and en­sem­ble), gui­tar tech­nique, the­ory, sight-read­ing, ar­rang­ing and en­sem­ble skills, cul­mi­nat­ing in a fi­nal per­for­mance in the de­light­ful town of Ar­cos de la Fron­tera. The course will take the for­mat of small group teach­ing, one-to-one ses­sions, mas­ter­classes and en­sem­ble coach­ing. Each stu­dent will re­ceive a tai­lored pro­gramme to match their in­di­vid­ual re­quire­ments and needs.

Un­der the guid­ance of em­i­nent tu­tors Brid­get Mer­mikides and Amanda Cook, the course will al­low par­tic­i­pants to re­fine their tech­nique, learn new reper­toire and gain con­fi­dence. At least three years min­i­mum ex­pe­ri­ence is rec­om­mended, but enthusiasm counts! If you are un­sure about your level of ex­pe­ri­ence, get in touch via the web­site be­low.

Work­shop ses­sions and in­di­vid­ual lessons will take place in the morn­ings and early af­ter­noons, leav­ing the rest of the day for planned ex­cur­sions or time out. In ad­di­tion, a mas­ter­class with a leading fla­menco gui­tarist is planned, as well as op­tional acous­tic jazz gui­tar work­shop ses­sions with Mil­ton Mer­mikides, Pro­fes­sor of Jazz Gui­tar at the Royal Col­lege of Mu­sic.

The to­tal cost of the course is £975 and in­cludes the fol­low­ing: seven nights full-board ac­com­mo­da­tion; all meals (ex­cept evening meal in Seville); ex­cur­sions and ac­tiv­i­ties; trans­fer from Malaga air­port and lo­cal trans­porta­tion (for or­gan­ised ex­cur­sions); and tu­ition and all other course costs. Flights are not in­cluded in the price. Visit www. he­li­conarts.co.uk/gui­tar2014/ for fur­ther de­tails and reser­va­tions.

Clas­si­cal mae­stros Brid­get Mer­mikides and Amanda Cook (in­set)

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