• Subject : Music Appreciation
  • No. of Sessions : 6 (1 Cycle)
  • Time Schedule : 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Dates : 23 October 2010 | 30 October 2010 | 06 November 2010 | 20 November 2010 | 27 November 2010 | 04 December 2010

  • Fee : AED 600 AED (1 Cycle)
  • Audience : Seniors (15+)
  • Speaker/Instructor : Wendy J. Palmer
  • Venue : ARTSAWA | ALQUOZ
  • Description:
    "Every time I try to tell you, all the words just come out wrong. So I have to say I love you in a song" - Jim Croce.
    We all have a song in our hearts - but how to put it down on paper? Composers are revered as genius - but the act of composing simple tunes is not as difficult as it sometimes seems. Join Wendy Palmer for a 6 weeks practical course and learn the basic chordial approach to writing tunes to words of your own choosing.

    Scanning poetry into musical rhythm; elements of melodic writing; practical chord progressions, song forms and formulae; computer notation programme.
    After 6 weeks you should be able to write simple tunes to words of your choosing, with accompaniment by guitar (or other chordal instrument)

    Wendy J. Palmer is already a well-known figure on the Dubai Classical Music scene. British, South African born, she counts herself privileged to have lived and worked in various countries around the world as performer, teacher, composer/arranger and conductor. Since her arrival in Dubai six years ago, she has participated fully in local musical activities - among others, singing with (and sometimes conducting) the Dubai Singers; performing with the Dubai Classical Guitar Orchestra; moderating the Dubai Classical Music yahoo notification group. 2010 sees Wendy’s return to active music teaching after a failed experiment in retirement.