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 traverso 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 traverso 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 traverso 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 traverso teacher. Packs of 5 or 10 traverso lessons of 30 minutes, 45 minutes, and 60 minutes.
The Traverso 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 traverso 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 traverso lesson. Check here how students experience their lessons!
The traverso, the baroque flute's popular Italian name, is the predecessor of the modern silver flute and was played during the late 17th until the late 18th centuries. It is an instrument made of wood and boasts all but one key: a model which was actually considered by some to be the ultimate construction for the flute at the time ... and by a many who like to play baroque music on period instruments even today!
This wooden one-keyed flute encourages us to explore new sound colours and styles as we delve into the playing practices of the past. Are you curious about working with 'early' music? Maybe you're already an avid wind player in search of new experiences and sound worlds? Or perhaps you're at the beginning of your musical journey? Either way, the traverso is the ultimate guide to beautiful, sensitive and fulfilling wind playing!
"Affektenlehre", or the doctrine of the passions In the 18th century, music was composed according to the theory of "affects" or "passions". These were what we might call the "emotions" that the music was meant to arouse in the listener. We will explore each piece to find the different affects it suggests, and we might use techniques derived from historical theater so that you are able to embody these affects and then express them in your playing.
Playing the traverso should make you feel good! Playing an instrument is a beautiful way of connecting intense intellectual and emotional focus with fine physical skills. When these elements come together in the right way, making music becomes a deeply gratifying experience. We will work together on enhancing all of them, so you can connect to the music intellectually, emotionally, and physically. We will take care that you understand the music, that you are moved by it, and thatyour posture and technique help you express yourself exactly as you want to. Improvisation In the 18th century, a clear distinction was made between "Liebhaber", someone who only played music that waswritten, and "Kenner", someone who understood the rules of composition. The distinction was often made depending on whether the musician knew how to compose music "ex tempore", that is, how to improvise. Improvising ornaments on the piece you are playing, for instance, can give you a very refreshing look on how toapproach it, and will give you greater freedom to make the music your own.