Topic: Musical alphabet and intervals in the vernacular

Location: Theatre Hall of the Vetrinje Mansion, Maribor

Friday, 11 September 2015 (10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.)
- for schools, an independent workshop
Friday, 11 September 2015 (4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.)
- 1st workshop for the general public
Friday, 12 September 2015 (10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.)
- 2nd workshop for the general public

The exciting main festival program is going to take place between 8th and 18th of September 2015 and will be accompanied by workshops of autodidactic music theory lead by Bojan Cvetrežnik (author of the Godalkanje Method, Waldorf School).

Should music theory really be scary? Is it really more difficult than simple math? In three workshops we will give a brief overview of the topics aimed at children, the youth and adults. These workshops are also suitable for people who wish to enrol their children into this course in the future but wish to get acquainted with our methods beforehand. Prior musical knowledge is not required and we recommend attendance also to teachers, and people who have a hard time dealing with basic music theory. The workshop aims to promote self-study. It has been proven to work and enable parents without prior musical knowledge to perform exercises with their children at home which improve the understanding of music theory. In the workshop we are going to be using standard expressions, however, without using sheet music but instead our own visualisation of the tonal system being transferred into individual instruments, sheet music and other forms of music notation. The course is based on the structure of the tonal system while we only partly focus on the rhythm with fascinating exercises. We are going to learn structures and chords for short songs which can thereafter be performed on various instruments without the technical knowledge of the instrument itself.

The principal purpose of these workshops is the promotion of creativity and an active inclusion of target audience into music events in Maribor.