KORA LESSONS – END OF AN ERA

1) Kora Lessons Deluxe

120 Euros (payment once for unlimited access).

Here you will find all the videos I have created on the kora, all my old video lessons and, if I ever manage to do them, also any new lessons and updates.

You will also find all the in-depth material, video, audio and pdf …

https://koralessons.thinkific.com/courses/kora-lessons

2) Kora Lesson Standard

Euro 47.00 (one time payment for unlimited access).

Here you will find my basic lessons in Italian and subtitles in English, at basic and advanced level, along with in-depth pdf material.

These are not all my lessons, but enough to work with the kora for several years.

This version of the course does not currently provide any future updates (if I ever manage to do them).

https://koralessons.thinkific.com/courses/kora-lessons-standard

The KORA is the harp lute of West Africa, belonging to the Mandinka ethnic group and widespread in Mali, Senegal, Gambia, New Guinea, Guinea Bissau...

Built on the base of a pumpkin sound box ("calebasse") and with an harmonic soundboard in cow skin, three sticks cross it vertically and one horizontally. It also has one hole for sound output and a wooden bridge that divides the strings to the right and left.

The kora has 9 holes a all "like the human being".

Traditionally the kora has 21 strings and a tuning system with skin's rings (“konso”).

Modern kora today have a tuning mechanism in metal keys (like those of a guitar) even with chromatic changes or can be amplified.

Traditionally the kora is a modal instrument: it is played and tuned on one scale or tonal mode at time.

For at least 700 years the African kora has been the traditional instrument of the Jali ("blood"), or Djeli or Griot: the African singers who hand down the songs and techniques to play the kora from generation to generation, from father to son, from kora masters to disciples. Until recently, kora was taught only within the family circle.

The traditional songs and classical kora rhythms tell of the great African kings and heroes, or they are mythological stories of gods and correct ways of behaving.

The figure of Jaly is highly respected within African society.

A Djali playing the kora also takes the name of "korafola".

The African kora is a musical instrument in all respects. It is played with four fingers (thumbs and index fingers of both hands) and can produce a melody, a bass loop and free improvisation at the same time.

Improvisation is a fundamental element in African music: given a particular song and melody or a specific rhythmic cycle ("kumbengo"), the rest of the musical performance is an improvisation left to the artist's inspiration.

With kora it's possible to perform complex musical virtuosities or simple accompanying music. The kora can play with any other classical instrument, western or belonging to other musical traditions of the world.

In this free video course to learn how to play the kora, we will see every aspect of the instrument, from songs for beginners to techniques for the more experienced.

Everyone can learn how to play the kora with this easy kora lessons course, step by step more complex in this professional kora course of training.

Traditional method of teaching and learning african music joined with the european approach to notation e musical thought.

All you ever wanted to know about the African harp in these course lessons by Andrea Candeloro (AndC).

COURSE OF SINGING BOWLS LESSONS

HERE YOU CAN FIND MY SINGING BOWLS COURSE AND LESSONS!

https://koralessons.thinkific.com/courses/singing-bowls-lessons

In this singing bells course we will see different types of tibetan singing bowls, made in factory or handmade bells...

English or Italian language.

In this little series of video tutorials on tibetan singing bowls lessons, I just want to share my knowledge gained on these beautiful instruments also called singing bells or harmonic bowls.

Made with seven metals, each one connected to a planet (gold for the Sun, silver for the Moon, iron for Mars, mercury for Mercury, tin for Jupiter, copper for Venus and lead for Saturn), the tibetan singing bells can be used for meditation, in yoga, in the religious practices of Buddhism and for the healing therapies of body, mind and soul.

Born to reproduce the mystical Om mantra, tibetan bells are musical instruments to all effects and it is therefore possible to play the singing bowls together with other musical instruments.

Everyone can play and learn to play tibetan singing bowls: the harmonic bells are very easy to learn and can be used to create a sound bath of healing vibrations capable of restoring the balance of the seven chakras.

Meditation with tibetan bells is a practice of music therapy with oriental origin and taoist character: it trains to balance the energies through the harmonization of the yin and the yang.

Video lessons on tibetan singing bowls are available to everyone: from beginners to more experienced musicians. For amateurs and holistic operators, for classical musicians and music therapists.

Discover in how many ways, methods and techniques a tibetan singing bell can be played, revealing all its musical healing power and all its magical and transcendental sound, tuned to special frequencies for healing people. In this video course of singing bowls, we will see how to recognize singing bells and learn how to play the bowls, techniques and various methods. Curiosities and little secrets of tibetan bells ... everything I learned and I'm learning about sound bowls in this little guide.

From how to hold the mallet, to how to amplify tibetan singing bowls. From how to play the harmonic bells with water, with stones, or with rice inside; to how to move or shake singing bowls on hands or pillows. From how to play and tuning a tibetan singing bowl, to how to play, tune and harmonize more singing bells together.

Good healing vibrations to you! Thanks for watching!