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Amherst Early Music online: Monica Madness – New Renaissance Lute Duets
October 3, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm$25
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Monica Madness: New Renaissance Lute Duets with Douglas Freundlich
We’ll focus on the Renaissance hit tune La Monica (aka Une Jeune Fillette), featuring polyphonic settings by Chardavoine, Charpentier, Du Caurroy, Byrd, and Bach. Also: an improvisation workout on the Monica tune and chord progression, with Doug’s gentle, time-tested exercises in memory, paraphrase, imitation, and quotation. With your mute button engaged, you are free from scrutiny, and there will be plenty of do-overs–an ideal environment for learning to trust your ears and take some risks. Open to: G-lutes, A=440. Materials in both tablature and staff notation will be provided in advance.