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What is a cobla?
The cobla is the instrumental assembly typical of Catalonia. Currently, after Pep Ventura’s reform, it was left with a stable group of 11 musicians playing 12 instruments: flabiol and tamborí, 2 tibles, 2 tenoras, 2 trumpets, 1 trombone, 2 bass flugelhorns and a double bass. The cobla is in charge of playing sardanas (almost always in the street because it is folk music), although there are also other music genres for coblas: symphonic music, dance songs and concerts.
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The most emblematic are Es la Moreneta,
‘Juny’ by Juli Garreta, Somni and La Santa Espina.
“It is necessary to prepare the children musically very well from the basis, because if the basis is not solid, what comes later is worse.”
Playing in a cobla and working as a teacher, do you conciliate well work, family and personal life?
Uf! Everyday life is complicated at school, because you have to do a lot of previous work. I have small children (nervous laughter). The truth is that classes are a small part of the work because most of it is the preparation of those classes.
I am happy because with the help of my experience and the materials I am accumulating, it becomes more and more enjoyable. It is necessary to prepare the children musically very well from the basis, because if the basis is not solid, what comes later is worse.
Xavi says goodbye sharing a confession I love: “I am very surprised at the strong involvement and motivation of my adult students, with whom we formed an amateur band five years ago, the BigBand BUMT. It has helped me to realize that both children and adults can learn music and take a huge advantage of it for their lives“.