Steve Weiss Music has teamed up with Thomas Burritt from the University of Texas at Austin to offer a unique opportunity to learn interactively on the web. Thomas caught our attention with his Percussion Axiom TV online show and we thought it would be fun to team up and create a contest around learning a piece of music interactively online.
Starting June 15th, Thomas will begin teaching the marimba solo Katamiya by Emmaneul Sejourne in online videos as part of his PATV show. Katamiya can be found in the book 7 Stücke für Marimba. The winner of the contest will be selected based on who is the most “interactive” online with Thomas Burritt and Steve Weiss Music.
Click Here to Watch the Introduction Video with Thomas Burritt and Read About Contest Specifics
Amazing! I bought this piece last year and was scared to try it. Now there is no excuse! Sign me up for some excellent PATV learning with Katamiya. The first thing I learned is that I have been pronouncing the piece incorrectly. 🙂
Hi! I’m looking forward to being part of this interactive contest. As I am waiting for my first two videos to upload, I looked up all the French terms used in this piece for anyone who wants literal translations. Here they are:
Tres doux – very soft, very gently
main droite: come des notes fantomes – right hand: as ghost notes
1x seulement – first time only
lent – slow
I have added a couple videos as well. After more consideration, maybe I wasn’t pronouncing the name incorrectly.
Thanks Matt for the French translation!