Due to COVID-19, all supervision, tuition and classes are held online. Join a Zoom-meeting by clicking this link, here. Students can contact me to receive a meeting ID.
Here’s a tip on how to improve the soundquality in Zoom (particularly for performing lessons).
My philosophy as your performance teacher (under construction)
You have started to follow a path to pursue either a Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree or a PhD. To me, having a Bachelor’s Degree, a Master’s Degree or a PhD is a responsibility and it means that you are expected to have a certain set of skills and that you are ready to lead an artistic, academic and international career.
My job is to mentor and support you during the transition from a Bachelor’s Degree to a Master’s Degree, and later from a Master’s Degree to the position where you, after being awarded the title, can fulfil the expectations that a PhD presents.
My teaching goes through four stages with various levels of support and instruction. I shift stage according to the need of each individual candidate at any given time:
You will be given the opportunity to prepare for a professional career as a musician and/or scholar through relevant themes that a Master- or PhD student, or artistic research fellow, must consider in today’s academic market. Topics include, for example:
- Tone production
- Critical reflection
- Music study techniques
- Contextual perspectives
- Professional development and personalised career paths
Film-resources: Technical tips
- Finger grounding and relaxation | Mental training and reaching your goals | Improving motor skills and coordination | the CAGED-technique (for guitar tunings, or lute with adjustments) | Why should anyone listen to me? | How a string moves I | How a string moves II | How a string moves III | Instrument eigenmode (i.e. how the wood in an instrument moves)
Listen though all the playlists. Memorise the composers, the titles and the performers to build your knowledge of the repertoire and it’s artists.
- Classical guitar (Spotify) | Chamber music with classical guitar (Spotify) | Contemporary music for the electric guitar (Spotify) | Guitar concerts
- To come: Lute (Spotify) | Lute duets (Spotify)
- Informed Play (Chapters 1, 4–7; for lutenists also chapters 2–3)
- A performer’s guide to Renaissance music
- A performer’s guide to Baroque music
- A performer’s guide to Medieval music
- Embellishing lute music: Using the Renaissance Italian passaggi practice as a model and pedagogical tool for an increased improvisation vocabulary in the French Baroque style
- Compact Disc(losure): Some Thoughts on the Synthesis of Recording Technology and Baroque Lute Music Research
- Early Music Sources (watch all videos)
- Iznaola On practicing (kan også kjøpes på Amazon)
- A few things about Renaissance music you should know
- http://openmusictheory.com/contents.html (read the counterpoint section particularly)
- Early organum
- Early polyphony some definitions
- Polyphony through the ages