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Musical education


Violino no Choro - Fomento e Difusão da Música Genuinamente Brasileira

Violino no Choro é um projeto de circulação e de educação a serviço da música brasileira. Contemplado e pelo edital Produções Culturais e Artísticas (SEDAC RS 09/2020), com recursos da Lei Aldir Blanc, e executado no ano de 2021, o projeto foi idealizado com o objetivo de fomentar e difundir o estudo dos gêneros e ritmos do Brasil, bem como de desmistificar os instrumentos orquestrais, como o violino, do ambiente exclusivo da música de concerto, por meio de oficinas, masterclasses e concertos didáticos de cunho popular. É dirigido a integrantes de orquestras jovens e/ou projetos sociais de música e todos os demais interessados. surgiu para amenizar a carência observada na metodologia de música popular para os instrumentistas das cordas friccionadas, principalmente, nos conhecimentos harmônicos e rítmicos presentes, de forma inequívoca, na música popular brasileira.

New Technologies Applied to Stringed String Instruments

Project awarded by the Fac Digital RS 2020 Award.

Video-Class containing explanations and sound demonstrations of three types of pickups for acoustic instruments, an electric violin, a pedal board and two types of pedals (octave and loop station). Project developed during the quarantine period due to the coronavirus.


Popular Music for Strings

This workshop is committed to working with different genres of popular music, approaching aesthetic and rhythmic characteristics applied to the technical development of violin, viola and cello.

From the polyrhythms of Brazilian music to jazz swing, harmony and improvisation, capture and amplification for strings, “loop station” and practices with “play along”, among other topics, are included in the program content.

This, in addition to being innovative, adapts to different levels, and is geared towards the reality of the current music market.

Classes are theoretical-expository, appreciative and practical, developing a diverse repertoire and providing opportunities for performances open to the public.

It is currently offered as individual classes through the Felipe Karam School .

Brazilian Ense mble

Winning project of the "Funarte Prize for Didactic Concerts 2012", held workshops and concerts of Brazilian music for six years, visiting the United Kingdom, Europe, the Middle East and the Amazon - Brazil. This was made possible by hiring the group by the institution "Live Music Now", founded by violinist Yehudi Menuhin.

History and Appreciation of Latin American Music

In the photo, Felipe's performance in the USA, presenting concerts and teaching the course through the "Fulbright Scholar in Residence Award" scholarship, for an interim professor, teaching for ten months at the Department of Music at the "Naugatuck Valley Community College" in Waterbury, Connecticut , USA (2016-2017)

This course tells the story of Latin American music in a chronological, theoretical and appreciative way. He mentions the most representative names, the musical revolutions, the repercussions with the arrival of Baroque-Hiberian dances to the “new world”, the fusion of Latin American and African indigenous music, and its role as a cultural identity until today.

It is currently offered to institutions through the Felipe Karam School.

Felipe Karam School of Popular Violin was created in 2012, in Brazil, with the objective of instructing students in violin and stringed instruments in the art of playing popular music. It offers classroom and online classes and workshops, covering: Technical exercises, rhythmic arcades, improvisation, perception, harmonization, jazz, Brazilian music and traditional fiddle techniques.

Although for many, the violin remains an instrument that only transits in the world of concert music, through this environment, the student has the chance to practice other styles such as: American Swing, Gypsy Jazz, Irish Fiddle, Brazilian rhythms (Baião, Choro , Samba, Chamamé...). Learn essential forms and exercises for a coherent understanding of rhythm, phrasing and articulations, playing the popular violin well and providing the appropriate "accent" for each style.

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