The hurdy-gurdy is a mediaeval drone instrument that has been fascinating people for centuries. Are you still wondering whether to buy a hurdy-gurdy, where you could buy it and what type it should be? You will find addresses and useful tips here. Or do you already own a new or second-hand instrument and want to learn how to play it? This DVD will guide you and help you on your way. You will be shown step-by-step how to set the instrument up and make it ready for playing. All instructions are clear and easy to understand.
You will find 12 teaching duets specially composed for this DVD, they will help you to learn in an enjoyable way the basic techniques needed for playing melodies. At the same time, you will be laying the foundations for playing with other musicians.
There is one chapter dedicated to the technique required for the trompette: it will teach you the single stroke, two-stroke, four-stroke and waltz stroke in an easy-to-understand way. You will also find some lively pieces of music to enjoy.
All the exercises are suitable for those who can read music as well as those who are unfamiliar with musical notation.
The DVD ROM part of this DVD contains additional comprehensive material that you can print out with the help of your computer.
Come and join us in the historical setting of Veldenz Castle and enter into the fascinating world of drone music.