Learn to play Fujara and Koncovka this summer!
Overtone Flutes – Fujara and Koncovka class in July 2012
For the first time (in USA), a week long FUJARA playing course will take place at McDaniel College in Westminster Maryland, first week of July 2012. The number of participants is limited, please register early at Common Ground on the Hill, here:
To see Master schedule of all the courses offered, click:
Traditions Week 1 / Master Schedule
For description of the class, click: “Overtone flutes – Fujara and koncovka”, for teacher’s Bio, click his name.
Fujara class is every day, Mo – Fri, in the 1st Period (9:00 – 10:15),
from 7/2 to 7/6, 2012.
Check the web site, you can pick other classes at other periods, instrumental, visual arts and more, tuition depends on number of classes taken.
There is also a whole day program for children (ages 5 – 12) called World Village. Sometimes whole families come for the program as a family vacation, the campus is one of the best I have seen, in hilly area on the outskirt of a small town.
Class description: Overtone Flutes – Fujara and Koncovka
(Beginner) KONCOVKA is easy to play. Unlike a recorder it has no side holes and instead uses its natural overtone scale. Native to Scandinavia, Slovakia and other countries, overtone flutes have gained popularity in the USA for their unique tone and capabilities. Students will learn to play simple melodies in the basic overtone scale, then learn to use “the other scale” with flute end closed, and then play melodies by combining both methods. Students will learn overblowing, vibrato and sliding between tones, including the “blue notes.” Bring your own overtone flute in key of “C, or purchase a beginner overtone flute (koncovka) at the class for $20.
(Beginner) FUJARA is a large overtone flute with 3 side holes, a unique Slovak folk instrument with magic voice. Students will learn to play simple melodies, scatter, overblowing, and to access the whole tone range of fujara (2 octaves). Advanced students will learn to play in different major and minor keys. Loaner fujara flutes are available. If you intend to have your own fujara for the class, key of G is recommended. Contact the instructor for more information at fujara(at)gmail(dot)com
Bring material for writing and a recording device if you have it. Hear examples of fujara and koncovka overtone flutes at
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v…..Y5fonktBzQ. ❖ Period 1 ~ Bob Rychlik