We are very happy to announce that starting the new academic year (2015-2016) we cooperate with TETTIX, a well known school of music in Athens, in order to offer two new short courses (15 hours each):
- Introduction to the Byzantine music
- Introduction to the Greek traditional music
During the year we will develop more courses in cooperation with them, which will be included in our Hellenic Studies’ Program.
They are two week supplementary courses of 15 hours each along with the normal Greek language lessons.Starting dates:
- Oct. 05, 2015
- Jan. 04, 2016
- Apr. 04, 2016
- Jun. 06, 2016
The courses are taught in Greek but explanations and additional information may be given in English.
The price for each of the above supplementary program is 400€ per student in the group.
Minimum number of participants: 2
Or 700€ per student as a private tuition.
INTRODUCTION TO THE GREEK TRADITIONAL MUSIC: SCHEDULE
1ST LESSON: Throwback to Greek music: we start from the oldest Greek music ie. the Helidonizmata and carols, laments, lullabies, the pentatonic music scales.
2ND LESSON: The types of Greek music: acritic songs (frontiersmen songs), bridal songs, dance songs, symposium songs, civil songs, love songs, mourning songs etc.
3RD LESSON: The music in the regions of Greece, the genres of local musical traditions, music and dialect.
4TH LESSON: Introduction to the Greek musical traditional instruments: kanun, lyre, oud, tabor, zurna, flute (shepherd’s pipe) .
5TH LESSON: Music and dance, relationship and interaction.
INTRODUCTION TO THE BYZANTINE MUSIC: SCHEDULE
1ST LESSON: History and theory of Byzantine music. Derivation of Byzantine music from the alphabetical notation of the ancient Greeks. Development of Byzantine music notation.
2ND LESSON: Learning the Byzantine music notes, as they are established by the patriarchal committee of three teachers, in the 19th century.
3RD LESSON: Introduction to Anastasimatarion containing sequences of Vespers and Matins.
4TH LESSON: Music recitation of the Apostolic and Evangelical excerpts. Introduction to short Irmologion and comparison with compositions of the old Irmologion.
5TH LESSON: Great composers of 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries.
TETTIX is a well-known school of Byzantine and traditional Music, established by George Naoum, a doctor of medicine who is chief cantor of an Athenian church.
The school offers several regular programmes in its well equipped neoclassical building in the centre of Athens, Plaka, just 100 meters from the cliff of Acropolis.
Several well known lecturers teach the various subjects, both theoretical and practical.
The regular courses of the school include:
- Greek traditional musical instruments
- Byzantine music
- Traditional song
- Art of Phonetics
- Crafting of musical instruments
- Postgraduate level short courses on a variety of subjects like history of Greek music, synthesis and analysis of musical works, modern musical technologies, mathematics of music.
- Post graduate course on Byzantine Music
- Traditional Dances
Educational Director of the School is Manolis Karpathios, who is a specialist in Kanun.