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Klezmer Learners Group
Monday, November 26, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Monday, December 3, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Monday, December 10, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Monday, December 17, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Monday, January 21, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
The Klezmer Learners of Temple Israel of Greenfield meets Monday afternoons 4 pm to 5:30 pm. Veteran Yiddish musician and singer Yosl Kurland of the Wholesale Klezmer Band teaches the elements of Yiddish music that make it distinctive and "Jewish." We'll work on melody, countermelody, accompaniment, ornamentation, and rhythm. Students will learn to play variations on base melodies, how to tell a story with their instruments, how to accompany traditional Ashkenazic dance. They will incorporate Yiddish style into their playing through singing tunes before playing them.
Anyone with basic skill on their instrument is welcome, especially teenagers. Free for Temple Israel members. $30 for each 6 class series for non-members.