Bulgarian folklore music and the relationship to contemporary music and Jazz.

 

- ornaments: upper, lower mordent, gruppetto, slides, hiccup; (pdf with explanations how to read and play the ornaments)

- Using ornaments on the melodies of jazz standards.

- Jazz patterns, varied with Bulgarian ornaments.

- Scales, maqams.

- Odd rhythms: 5/8, 7/8, 9/8, 11/8, 13/8, 15/8, 18/8.

- Using odd rhythms on jazz standards.

- Polyrhythms: 5:7, 7:5, 8:11, 7+5:4, groupings of three, four, etc.

- Coltrane Changes in 11/8

- Reharmonization of folklore Songs

- own compositions and arrangements, based on the Bulgarian Folklore skills