On February 22, 2020, the Higher Music Center of Galicia will host a master class by Alejandro Casquero, pianist, arranger and music teacher with extensive experience in modern music, on black music of the 20th century, styles and improvisation. It is open to students of the Center and all those people outside the Center who want to get into these musical styles.
Pianist, arranger and music teacher with extensive experience in Blues, Rock, Pop, Jazz, Tango and Classical Music. He began his studies at the Conservatory of Fine Arts in Buenos Aires (Argentina) to continue them with Professor Ramon Coll at the Municipal Conservatory of Barcelona (Spain). Later he received classes with the renowned teacher and concert pianist Antonio de Raco.
Then he began his studies in modern music (Jazz, Blues, Tango) at EMPA (Argentina), the Degree in Composition with Electroacoustic Media (National University of Quilmes, Argentina) and Art History (UNED).
He has witnessed MasterClasses of great pedagogues and musicians such as Ramon Coll, Pat Metheny or Dave Holland, among others.
His career on stage has taken him throughout Spain, Argentina, Portugal, Italy, Slovenia, Hungary, Austria and Germany. He also has an extensive career as a session musician in numerous recording studios and in collaboration with numerous musicians and bands: Bakin Blues Band, Los Chavales, Liridade Noctámbula, Edu Bighands (Madrid), Mingo Balaguer (Madrid), Greg Izor (USA) , Boney Fields (USA), Trudy Lynn (USA), Steve Krase (USA), Katalin Bartha (Hungary).
OBJETIVES OF THE MASTER CLASS
Bringing different languages and styles of 20th century American black music closer to students from a harmonic, rhythmic, historical and sociological point of view.
- Improvisation (techniques, licks, scales, styles)
- Styles Ragtime, Blues (Chicago, Delta, New Orleans), Swing, Rumba blues, Funk, Bebop Blues
- Combo / Accompaniment
- Theoretical and analytical frame
- Instrumental techniques / Stage technique
LOCATION OF THE CLASSES
CSM Galicia – Auditorium of Valga, Ferreirós 1º A, Cordeiro. 36645 Valga (Pontevedra). See on maps.
Certificate-Diploma issued by the Superior Music Center of Galcia – Cemu Superior Galival Music – Authorized Center for Higher Artistic Education in Music and the Excellent Council of Valga.
To obtain it, the student must have attended all the sessions of the master class.
February 22 . From 10 to 14.30h
– MODALITY A: ACTIVE STUDENT
Seat reservation: 20€
Tuition fee: 30€
– MODALITY B: AUDITING STUDENT
Tuition fee: 20€
– MODALITY C: CSM Galicia STUDENTS
If you have any doubts or need more information, contact us.