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

Hi, I’m Gareth and I'm passionate about developing ‘the all round musician’.

Nearly 35 years of music examining with ABRSM, work with the BBC on Radio and TV, experience on the international concert platform, as a published composer and arranger, have brought rich resources to the 40 years of teaching in which I've engaged.

Scholarships at The Royal College of Music, Oxford University and St. Paul’s Cathedral gave me fantastic opportunities to learn from the best musicians, scholars and teachers. Working as Director of Music at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School then provided a wonderful opportunity to develop my teaching skills.

Teaching individuals and groups of all ages, and at all stages of development have refined a teaching approach that I hope is fun and engaging, and focused on explaining things clearly and logically. And that is what these courses are all about - understanding the basic principles with clarity, then going deeper, applying them to your musical life and liberating yourself as a musician.

It’s a rich and amazing journey, and I can’t wait for you to join me today!

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