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BMG Federation

The British BMG Federation Summer School 2018
June 1st – 3rd 2018

It is with great pleasure that Higham welcomes practitioners of the banjo, mandolin and guitar to the scenic Northern Lake District.

Tutors are:

Mauro Squillante: The Baroque concerto grosso – Avison’s arrangements of Domenico Scarlatti’s harpsichord sonatas. For mandolinists the course focuses on good legato and clear phrasing. For mandola, mandocello, guitar and bass players the course concentrates on rich nuances of harmony. For intermediate and advanced players reading music notation.

Chris Sands: Classic Finger-style 5-string Banjo This course will concentrate on improving technique. Participants will study solos and discover how alternative fingerings can improve performance. Also covered will be exercises for development of the hands. For intermediate and advanced players reading music notation.

Nigel Gatherer: Folk Band – traditional music from the British Isles. Presenting and arranging tunes and songs in an exciting and interesting way, including putting sets together and use of harmony and dynamics to enhance music. Open to all instruments and levels of experience.

Official details of this special summer school course, being hosted by Higham for the BMG Federation, may be found on the BMG website

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June 2018

BRITISH BMG FEDERATION SUMMER SCHOOL WEEKEND 2018

June 1st at 19:00 to June 3rd at 16:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

For Banjo, mandolin or guitar. Tutors: Mauro Squillante: The Baroque concerto grosso; Chris Sands: Classic Finger-style 5-string Banjo; Nigel Gatherer: Folk Band. See link to the BMG website for details.Ending with an informal concert after lunch followed by refreshments at 3:30pm Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 Organised by the BMG Federation (www.highamhall.com/bmg)

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