NEFS 2020 Block 6

Weds 4th November – Weds 2nd December inclusive (five weeks)

Level 2 and Level 3:
Technique and Style combined – Online Classes
Block 6 Booking Form

Level 2 will be continuing their introduction to the swing and snap of the Northumbrian repertoire, this time looking at a jig, a hornpipe and a march from twentieth century tunesmiths. Level 3 will be delving into the compositions of Rob and Abraham Mackintosh, the father and son whose tunes were so influential on both sides of the border in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.

Welcome to another block of Online Classes for NEFS. This will again include 3 tunes for both Levels 2 and 3 with worksheets, audio files of the tunes, and in-depth video tutorials of exercises including tuition of the tunes, with bowing and ornamentation. Both Melissa and Stewart will teach both Levels, and all materials are available to all participants.

Fiddle Practice Calls on a Wednesday evening (7.00 – 7.40 pm) and a group social gathering using video-conferencing will be added on Wednesday 9th December. These will be held on Zoom and are an optional extra – if you aren’t able to join Zoom (or prefer not to) this won’t impact your progress through the tuition.

There is an additional optional Live Teaching element to the course again this block. This will be on a Wednesday evening following the Fiddle Practice Call, running from 7.45 – 8.30 pm for the 5 weeks. This event will focus on Core Repertoire using fundamental fiddle techniques, and will be accessible to both Level 2 and 3 players. This will include revision of the 4 tunes taught last block, with resources and recordings of the calls provided for those new to the Live Teaching element. There will also be new tunes to add to your core repertoire, taught by ear, with full supporting resources available.  This additional cost of this event is £12 for the block and is only available as an add-on to the standard Online Block (total cost £59). Recordings of the Live Teaching event will be available each week if you miss one, have technical difficulties, or prefer to work from YouTube and not Zoom.

Registration for this block including the Live Teaching element is £59 per person. Without the Live Teaching, the cost is £47 per person. Payments can be made by bank transfer, cheque or PayPal. Details will be provided once your booking has been received. New resources will be added each week, and then all materials will be available for you to access in your own time.

Please use the contact form if you have any queries. To reserve your place please use the Online Booking Form. Payment (by bank transfer, cheque or PayPal) is required to confirm all bookings and can be made through the Shop.

Materials for both levels will be available to all participants, so you don’t need to decide which level you are signing up to in advance. For information on the standard each level is aimed at, please see the Ability Level Guide.