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Easy-Level Events

Enjoy making music in a VERY EASY level ensemble with understanding tutors and parts specifically tailored to ability!

Blow and Blast is celebrating 10 years of ensemble workshop coaching for adult learners and 'returners' with some easy events aimed primarily at players from pre-Grade 1 up to about Grade 2 or 3 standard.

Never played in a group before?  You'll be able to make music with other people in no time at all, guided by award-winning tutors who specialise in working with adults.  Group sizes are small, ensuring you'll receive individual attention and be given plenty of support.

You will need your own instrument and should be able to play at least a few notes!

Day or Half-Day Courses - Birnam Arts Centre, Station Road, Birnam, PH8 0DS

EASY WOODWIND DAY (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon)  
Sunday 22nd September 10am - 4pm £60
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HAPPY HONKERS' MORNING (saxophones and brass)
Thursday 26th September 10am - 1pm £35
Thursday 5th December 10am - 1pm £35
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Book both Happy Honker dates
together for £60 !

Drop-in Workshops
90 minute or 2 hour workshops. Flexible attendance - come once, regularly or whenever life allows.
EASY WOODWIND (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon)
     CALLANDER - St Andrew's Episcopal Church Hall, Leny Road, Callander, FK17 8AL
Saturday 14th September 2pm - 4pm £15
Saturday 12th October 2pm - 4pm £15
Saturday 9th November 2pm - 4pm £15
Saturday 7th December 2pm - 4pm £15
     CRIEFF  - St Columba's Episcopal Church, Perth Road, Crieff, PH7 3EB
Saturday 26th October 10am - 12noon £15
Saturday 30th November 10am - 12noon £15
EASY 'ALL AT C' MINI-ORCHESTRA - Birnam Arts Centre, Station Road, Birnam, PH8 0DS
Saturday 5th October 1:30 - 3pm £10
Saturday 2nd November 1:30 - 3pm £10
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Our easy-level events cover the following:
General Playing Skills Ensemble Skills
  • Reading notes and rhythms
  • Basic theory
  • Aspects of technique
  • Dynamics and articulation
  • Tuning up
  • Following a conductor
  • Holding an independent musical line
  • Understanding musical jargon
  • Ensemble etiquette
For day or half-day courses, it should be possible to e-mail practice copies of music out to participants in advance.  (This is not usually practicable for drop-in workshops)
Advance booking essential - please give details of your instrument and the notes you can play comfortably.

Please contact us if you have any questions, or if you would like to book a place on one of our courses or workshops.

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