Lissberger Leierkurse 2016

Invitation to the Lißberger Leierkurse 2016:

Workshops for beginners, intermediate and advanced players


Last weekend in September 23rd - 25th September 2016

Meeting point

Friday 23.09. 18:00h in the "Alte Schule", Pfarrer-Koch-Str. 2, 63683 Lissberg / Ortenberg, which is where the workshops are being held.

Workshop times:

Fri. 23rd Sept. 19:00h – 21:00h

Sat. 24th Sept. 09:00h – 12:00h

14:00h – 17:00h

Sun. 25th Sept. 09:00h – 12:00h

In the evenings sessions and dancing.

Workshop fee:

The workshop fee is €90, to be paid in Lissberg.

Accommodation / Catering:

Indoor camping in the "Alte Schule" - please bring own mat and sleeping bag.

Toilets and cold running water - no showers!!

B&Bs are few and far between in Lissberg itself. In the surrounding area, such as Ortenberg, there are some. Anyone wishing to stay in a B&B will need to organise a room themselves:

There isn't a supermarket or corner shop in Lissberg but there is a pub restaurant and a butcher, so you might want to bring some provisions with you for the weekend. A fully equipped kitchen with electric hob, electric kettle and coffee machine is available for use to all workshop participants.

Instruments / Renting a hurdy gurdy for the weekend:

Instruments should be in a good and playable condition.

All hurdy gurdies welcome!

If you don't have your own hurdy gurdy you can rent an instrument for the weekend for a fee of €20.

Please contact Kurt Reichmann in advance if you need an instrument!

Workshops for beginners, intermediate and advanced players:

Hendrik Ardner / Wiehl - language: German
“Which stringed instrument has keys? And why is there a crank? Which stringed instrument can you “beat”? And what’s all this about a “dog”? When were you last able to spend a whole weekend turning a wheel?”
We will have a look at all these questions over the weekend.
This workshop is suitable for total beginners who have not previously played an instrument and also for those who want to discover something “new” (the hurdy gurdy has been around since the 12th century). By using simple melodies we will learn the “coup de deux” over the weekend.
For this workshop you do not need to be able to read sheet music (but it won’t do any harm either).

Gerhard Ganz / Frankfurt am Main - language: German
“You don’t need to re-invent the wheel - but you can turn it faster or slower”
If you’re new to the hurdy gurdy, maybe you’ve already had a couple of lessons, then this is the workshop for you. We will go through all the important aspects of playing: playing posture and position of the hurdy gurdy, how to hold the crank and create a stable (bowed) sound, how to create “nice” sounds by using the right key pressure and how to move along the keys.
Using simple melodies we will train coordination of the right and left hands and start to get familiar with trompetting techniques. We will also spend time on instrument set-up and everything a player needs to know in order to create pleasant sounds.

Peter Streng / Kaufbeuren - language: German
„Basic course: all important techniques for playing and different rhythms“
How can I interpret music (ornamentation, fingering, etc.) using all the possibilities of the hurdy gurdy? How do I find the right trompette pattern?
The level of playing in the workshop will be adapted to the individual needs of the participants. For our workshop I will be using a loop-oriented approach in order to keep the amount of sheet music at a minimum which will enable us to concentrate fully on the music itself and playing techniques.
We will, of course, also learn tunes to take home with you.

Ron Winkler / Annaburg - language: German
"All you can (b)eat"
In my workshop we will focus on rhythm and trompetting techniques for almost every occasion.
(Not recommended for absolute beginners.)


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