3/17/2018 - Radim Zenkl - Beginning Pennywhistle and Mini-Concert
3/17/2018 - Radim Zenkl - Beginning Pennywhistle and Mini-ConcertRadim Zenkl3/17/2018 - - Beginning Pennywhistle and Mini-ConcertG30000000408
No experience necessary. We will cover all basic techniques such as hand positions, breathing, over blowing, good tone production, tonguing, vibrato, tremolo, three major and three minor scales, English and Irish ornamentation, and learn a few tunes. Bring your pennywhistle in the key of D. Printed materials will be handed out, audio recording is encouraged. Intermediate/Advance students are welcome too and will be given individual advice and assignments. As a part of the St. Patrick’s Day celebration, Radim will perform several Celtic pieces. About Radim Zenkl Originally from the Czech Republic, Radim has resided in California since 1989. His style features bluegrass, jazz, flamenco, classical, Eastern European traditional and original music. Radim is the US Mandolin Champion and remains at the cutting edge of the mandolin's future. He has invented a masterful technique, the "Zenkl style," in which a single mandolin sounds like two. According to David Grisman: "Zenkl has re-invented the mandolin in several different ways." Besides collaborating with the top musicians of the acoustic music scene he has recorded eight solo CDs (released on Acoustic Disc, Shanachie and Ventana) and has appeared on more than sixty other recordings. Radim’s worldwide performing and teaching credentials include guest appearances at prestigious music institutions such as the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland and teaching at the first, second and last year’s Mandolin Symposium. He has been teaching online private lessons for the past seven years. His first instructional DVD “Mandolin Primer” was released on Homespun in November 2015.