Events downtown

May 08

Music of the Middle East: Melodies & Rhythm Workshop
Location: 10 Mayo Street, Portland, Maine 04101, US
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
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Hone your craft while learning about international musical traditions!

Join the Seyir Duo (Eric Laperna and Nathan Kolosko) for a hands-on exploration of Middle Eastern melodies and the rhythms used to accompany them at this community workshop.

Eric and Nathan will teach participants two melodies– Lamma Bada Yatathanna, and Şişeler–and discuss the theoretical background of each piece as it relates to the melodic and rhythmic content.

The detailed scores with standard notation, guitar tablature, and Eb Bb transpositions will be available at the workshop.

The workshop is open to percussion beginners, intermediate musicians for the melodic material, and anyone who wishes to audit the class.

All melodic and percussive instruments are welcome. Drums are available upon request.