The Hyderabad Western Music Foundation

A platform for musicians and lovers of western music to...

  • Meet, Associate and Interact with each other
  • Perform and Share Their Talent
  • Understand and Appreciate different genres of Western Music and its linkages to other forms of Music

2015 - new music courses

 

HWMF is pleased to start 2015 with the following music courses
 
1  Basic Music Theory & Vocal Course (6 Saturdays)
Learn how to approach vocal learning systematically, and how to move towards a healthy singing voice. Get familiar with the basic principles of vocal techniques like breathing, vocalizing and body posture. Add new songs of different genres of music to your repertoire. Acquire a music theoretical background (notation reading, scales, rhythm, chords). Opportunity after completion of the course will also be given to join a leading local vocal group. 
Start: 24th January 2015 from 1-2.30 pm (plus following 5 Saturdays) @ Alliance Francaise
This course is for “everybody” who likes music and singing!
Course-fee: Rs 2400 (for 9 hours), incl. material. HWMF-members Rs. 2200.                           
Teacher: Joe Koster, music teacher, conductor/accompanist of the Deccan Voices.
 
2.     Course - Ear Training I
The objective of the course is to strengthen relative pitch, so that students can interpret melodies they hear in terms of notes on their instrument, and vice versa, to sight-read and prehear music even without an instrument. These skills are vital in all styles of music – to compose, improvise and play music with others. This course will give students a firm grounding in the basics of ear training. We will study and practice major and minor scale solfege and conducting patterns. Prerequisites: basic knowledge of reading/writing music (note names, accidentals, key and time signatures), major & minor scales.
Start: Sunday 18. Jan. 2015 – 2pm to 3.45 @ Alliance Française
Eligibility: Open to all musicians (this includes singers!) who satisfy the above prerequisites. This course is designed to complement the Improvisation and Harmony courses offered by the same teacher. (The course can also be taken on its own.) Structure: We offer 4 sessions of 1 hr 45 mins each - on weekends (monthly once). Course fee: Rs. 3000 for 7 hours (HWMF-members: Rs. 2800).
Teacher: Aman Mahajan (pianist/composer based in Bangalore, graduate of the Berklee College of Music)
3.     Course - Jazz Harmony I
This is an intensive course for musicians of all instruments interested in jazz harmony. You will learn to construct chords as used in traditional jazz tunes and study the scales/modes that apply to them. We start with basic topics like intervals and triads, working our way up to more complex chords and the functional harmonic analysis of a few jazz standards. Prerequisites: basic knowledge of reading/writing music (note names, accidentals, key and time signatures), major & minor scales.
Start: Sunday 18. Jan. 2015 – 4.15pm to 6pm @ Alliance Française
Eligibility: Open to musicians of all instruments who satisfy the above prerequisites. This is especially designed for musicians with an interest in jazz, and is designed to complement the Improvisation and Ear Training courses offered by the same teacher. (The course can also be taken on its own.)
Structure: We offer 4 sessions of 1 hr 45 mins each - on weekends (monthly once). Course fee (for 7hours): Rs. 3000 (HWMF-members Rs. 2800)
Teacher: Aman Mahajan (pianist/composer based in Bangalore, graduate of the Berklee College of Music).
 
Information/registration for all courses: info@hydmusic.com or 9849451794/9912201659

 

 

 

Concert with Greenwoman from Switzerland - 27th Nov. 7.30pm @ Vidyaranya School

Vote of thanks:

I am glad that we could conclude the "HWMF celebrates 5 years Concert-Series" with top-musicians from my own country and am grateful to the mainsponsor, Swiss Arts Council (Pro Helvetia, Delhi), the tour organizer Gatecrash (Delhi) as well to Musee Musical, Hyderabad (for sponsoring the piano). I'd like to express my gratitude to our partners (Goethe-Zentrum, Alliance Francaise), to all the HWMF-members, musical resource persons and helping hands who were and are with us in order to make musical initiatives and such services here in town possible.

Yours in music, Joe Koster Read more

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