Traditional popular music does not appear out of thin air. There is always someone who creates it, combining old elements with newer ones, reinventing, creating variations, playing with what already exists. Carles invites us to participate in a creative exercise of composition with elements of traditional Iberian music.
We will explore the most common literary forms and verses used in Spanish folklore, and, through them, understand musical structures. We will also learn from these musical structures using as references the most popular and widespread genres, through which we can understand most others. Jota, seguidilla, fandango, bolero, work songs, and more.
Understanding these two interconnected aspects (the verses and the styles), we will learn to identify songs and their origins. We will see, for example, how a work song takes a jota melody, how the jota takes the chorus of the seguidilla, how a carol takes the form of a bolero, or how a lullaby takes the form of a threshing melody.
Understanding this will be a precious tool when composing our own music.
The goal: to write our own lyrics and improvise using them. We will compose our own music combining styles, reinventing melodies, creating variations of all kinds. In short, playing with tradition.