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Adam Bregman: More Musica Practica (1 of 3)—Recta, Ficta, and Tuning

April 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT

$21 – $25

A=440. All instruments/voices (incl. texted music) and levels of experience welcome, however prior knowledge of solmization and the hexachord system is a plus. 

More musica practica: Seeing Renaissance Music through the Eyes of Renaissance Musicians

This three-week course will take participants through the main aspects of late Medieval and Renaissance “practical music” to help develop a better understanding of the way that fourteenth-, fifteenth-, and sixteenth-century musicians approached the music they performed. Topics will include musica recta and musica ficta, cadences, the musical modes (tones), and mensuration signs.

Class 1 (5/9): Musica recta, Musica ficta, and Tuning

This first class will briefly review the musical system used by Renaissance musicians, quickly delving into questions of performance practice with the use of musica ficta to “sweeten” cadences and “correct” dissonances. We’ll also discuss and experiment with the differences between mis and fas in Pythagorean tuning vs. meantone temperament.

Class 2 (5/16)

Class 3 (5/23)

Details

Date:
April 26
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
Cost:
$21 – $25
Website:
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Organizer

San Francisco Early Music Society
Phone:
(510) 528-1725
Email:
sfems@sfems.org
Website:
www.sfems.org

Other

Contact Name
SFEMS
Contact Email
workshops@sfems.org
Registration Link
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Venue

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