Kwv Txhiaj Course (Priced Per Lesson)
An introduction to one of four different styles of kwv txhiaj/lug txaj
- 1 hr1 hour
- 30 US dollars$30
- Google Meet
Choose one of four kwv txhiaj/lug txaj styles to focus on: Noom Hej, Sam Neau, Moos Uab, or Moos Pheeb. This course will be taught by me with help from my grandpa (yawg), Vam Pov Thoj, nyob rau Madison, WI.—peb yog tsev Hmoob Thoj los ntawm Tswv Nplooj Thoj los, uas yog peb tus yawg koob uas tsiv tom Tuam Tsoj teb chaws los rau teb chaws Los Tsuas—tod Nplog Teb, kuv yawg Vam Pov lawv tau nyob rau pem Moos Mauj. Using the style of your choosing, we will cover the following topics over a number of course sessions decided by you—at least 5 lessons is suggested to develop a sound grasp on kwv txhiaj/lug txaj. 1.) Introduction to kwv txhiaj/lug txaj/nkauj—what is the formatting of kwv txhiaj?, the HMong philosophy of pairs in relation to the "nqe" and "txwm" found in kwv txhiaj, stanzas, reduplication, rhyme schemes, etc. 2.) A Full length kwv txhiaj song with different rhyming schemes will be provided for each lesson, giving us a point of reference and focus. Each song will be provided in written, as well and sung version. 3.) Tonal and musical interval patterns, changes, and rules. 4.) How do you transpose kwv txhiaj between different styles? How are kwv txhiaj masters able to improvise this so well? 5.) How does kwv txhiaj translate and relate into other forms of Hmong Music? Throughout all of this, we will also cover extensively WHY HMong people practice kwv txhiaj/lug txaj and how it fits into the bigger picture of our language and musical theories.
Please cancel 24 hours in advance