Webinar - Debussy and Impressionism

Exploring the life and times of Debussy, and discovering the musical ingredients of this radical new style.

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Do any of these sound familiar?...

Where did Impressionism come from?

What does it mean in terms of musical expression?

How might it be useful to me as a composer?

During this webinar we will be finding out about Debussy. Who was he? How did his musical style develop? How did Impressionism evolve as a musical style and how significant a development was this? What was the impact of Impressionism on the evolution of Twentieth Century music? What can contemporary composers take from Impressionism into their own style? Following an evaluation of Debussy’s output, the webinar will then explore analysis of specific works by Debussy. This will be of particular interest to those who love the music of Debussy, to composers wanting to explore the particular features of the Impressionist style, to music students, and to those who simply want to know more.

During this session we'll cover...


Writing melodic ideas in the Impressionist style.


How to use Impressionist harmony.


How to employ Impressionist textures.

Your Instructor

Gareth Green
Gareth Green

MA (Oxon), MA (Leeds), FRCO(CHM), FLCM, ARCM
Gareth achieved his first musical diplomas at the age of fifteen. Three years later he collected the Dixon and Turpin prizes for FRCO and was already engaged as a recitalist around Europe. He held Organ Scholarships at St. Paul’s Cathedral, London; Worcester College, Oxford University; Canterbury Cathedral. In 1985, he was appointed Director of Music at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Wakefield, leaving in 1990 to pursue his free-lance interests as a recitalist, conductor, accompanist, adjudicator, composer and ABRSM examiner. Gareth is also now an ABRSM moderator, trainer and an international co-ordinator. He has released various recordings, both as a soloist and accompanist, and his musical endeavours have taken him as far a field as America, Bermuda, Hong Kong and Singapore. With over 35 years of experience as a private teacher he tutors students across the U.K. and throughout the world, his video courses are highly acclaimed. He's committed to developing the all-round integrated skills that equip every musician.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
It is a completely self-paced online course! Watch and replay lessons as you wish - you decide when you start and when you finish.
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