Jody Miller

Musician • Performer • Educator

Amherst Early Music online workshop - instructor

Saturday, August 1, at 3:00 PM, EDT


Susato’s Danserye

It was through Tielman Susato’s dance tunes that many early musicians were introduced to the world of consort playing.  Representing Renaissance dances such as the allemaingne, basse dance, pavane, and gaillarde, many of the melodies have become some of the most recognizable of the time period.  We will look at each of the four parts (mostly ATTB) of a few of the tunes.  Any edition of the complete Danserye will do, but we will be using the London Pro Music edition (LPM 101).  Order from your favorite retailer or you can download it at www.earlymusicdirect.com.  Intermediate players, should be able to play at least two sizes of recorders.


Registration information can be found at Amherst Early Music.

Saturday School with Jody - instructor

Pick your poison from among the 12 class sessions offered during the month of August.  Sign up for all or plan your study a la carte.  These sessions are designed for intermediate level recorder players who may be just entering the world of early music, but all are welcomed.  Join each Saturday for a day of building foundations, consort music, and solo music.

Saturday, August 8
  • Building a Daily Practice Routine (part 1 of a 4-week series on improving tone, technique, tuning, and articulation)
  • Renaissance Dance Music Session (consort music)
  • Starting Your Own Garden of Van Eycks (solo music)

Saturday, August 15
  • Building a Daily Practice Routine (part 2 of a 4-week series on improving tone, technique, tuning, and articulation)
  • The French Chanson (consort music)
  • Vivaldi's Sonata in F Major, part 1 (solo music, part 1 of a 2-part series)

Saturday, August 22
  • Building a Daily Practice Routine (part 3 of a 4-week series on improving tone, technique, tuning, and articulation)
  • Salamone Says "Play a Canzona!" (consort music)
  • Vivaldi's Sonata in F Major, part 2 (solo music, part 2 of a 2-part series)

Saturday, August 29
  • Building a Daily Practice Routine (part 4 of a 4-week series on improving tone, technique, tuning, and articulation)
  • Dowland's Lachrimæ or Seaven Teares (consort music)
  • The Division Flute (solo music)

See more details and registration information on the Saturday School page.