Music lightens your mood, cheers you up, gets you moving and gives you positive energy! Making music is one of the most motivating and healthy activities in life! The repertoire for chalumeau which you find the most personal to you is where we will focus our attention. For this, constructive feedback, personalised exercises, tips and inspiration from a dedicated professional chalumeau teacher are best choice!
Through Vivaldi Music Lessons you found professional musicians who, in addition to giving concerts, have a passion for teaching. Check out the page of the music teacher you want to know more about. Get in direct contact with a teacher in your area to book a trial lesson.
The trial lesson is the perfect situation to discuss the frequency of the lessons, the location, the music styles you like most or other styles you may wish to explore and to get to know your future chalumeau teacher. Book your first lesson pack and receive a free trial lesson. (Normal price EU 25,- )
Lesson time, payment of the lessons and location are arranged individually between you and your chalumeau teacher. Packs of 5 or 10 chalumeau lessons of 30 minutes, 45 minutes, and 60 minutes.
The Chalumeau Lessons will take place at the teacher's place or studio or in the comfort of your own home.
If you wish to follow online lessons, you can contact the chalumeau teacher of your choice directly and discuss the possibilities.
If music is your passion and classical, baroque, jazz, pop, latin, world music or any other kind of music is where you find the most inspiration, you're welcome to sign up for a trial chalumeau lesson. Check here how students experience their lessons!
Unlike most well-known instruments, the clarinet is a recent invention, created by Johann Christoph Denner in 1690 in Nürnberg. During the late 1700s, the clarinet underwent many significant improvements and innovations under hands of talented european makers like Theodor Lotz in Vienna or Heinrich Grenser in Dresden. The cut or shape of the tone holes was experimented on to see how it will affect its sound and resonance and gradually more keys were added to allow the instrument to play technically demanding repertoire.
The sound is lighter and more intimate, with a wide spectrum of colours ranging from soft and muted to clear and trumpet-like through its three different register (chalumeau, clarion and
altissimo); this instrument also uses a wooden mouthpiece and a smaller, softer reed comparing to the modern instrument and this allows a greater flexibility in articulation and phrasing.
Playing music by Mozart, Schubert, Beethoven, Rossini among others, using the clarinet that these composers had in mind, will give you a unique and rewarding sense of authenticity and open your ears to a forgotten sound world!
The Historical Informed Performance is an important approach to our music making that aims to question and perhaps re-think how we perform music from a specific era. The aim is to break through to something completely new and have a deeper overview on the world of period instruments: you will get familiar with strenghts and weaknesses of historical clarinets, their sound's features and technical aspects to make them sound as genuine as possible.
Compare the same piece using the historical and modern clarinet to feel how the musical style differently applies and better understand the composer's writing. Part of your journey is to learn the musical style based on treatises like the one from Leopold Mozart or Johann Joachim Quantz or clarinet methods from the 18th and 19th century where precious tips can be found.
The chalumeau is a lesser known single-reed woodwind instrument and the predecessor of the clarinet, the chalumeau was very popular in Germany, Italy and Austria during the 18th century. And nowadays getting more and more popular! A simple cylindrical instrument with 8 holes and two keys. It played a major role in the first half of the 18th century, especially in the Court of the Habsburgs in Vienna and in Darmstadt. The repertoire offers playful duets, charming Cantatas and instrumental pieces written mainly by G.F. Telemann, who was himself a talented chalumeau player and Christoph Graupner.
The instrument comes in different sizes to form a complete consort of soprano, alto, tenor and bass chalumeau and has playing techinques and fingerings very similar to those of a recorder. Its tender voice and warm sound will captivate you!
Recorder and Chalumeau share a lot of similarities and were contenders in the end of the 16th century, therefore if you are already familiar with the repertoire and style of playing of the Recorder, you might get challenged and inspired!
The Chalumeau's soft, velvety and intimate sound gives the feeling of singing with great spontaneity. There is nothing closer to the human voice like the Chalumeau.
It's unbelievable how such a simple instrument is capable of carrying the listener into a soundscape of rare beauty!