T11 An American Road Trip

Lily Neill

Merchiston Courses - Classroom Space


5 Day Course (Saturday to Wednesday)

An introduction to melodies from across the United States.  We will look at Appalachian ballads, Old Time tunes, Minstrel music, and songs by “the father of American music”, Stephen Foster.  From powerful songs that can be played as solo instrumentals, to Old Time numbers that can be approached as a means of exploring accompaniment ideas, this course offers a look into the patchwork history of music in the United States.  The course will be taught both aurally and using sheet music.