It seems we need a pianoforte...

Get an historical keyboard and travel through times !

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It seems we need a pianoforte...

<p><iframe allow="autoplay; fullscreen" allowfullscreen="true" frameborder="0" height="281" scrolling="no" src=";;;key=8b7d8dd6504d41af9a77662672aabc2a&amp;type=text%2Fhtml&amp;schema=youtube" width="500"></iframe><br /> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; (<em>English subtitles available on the video</em>)<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Hello!&nbsp;<br /> <br /> My name is Marine Granier and I need your help to make history alive (nothing more, nothing less !).</strong></p> <p><img alt="" src="" width="100%" /></p> <p><br /> I&#39;m an opera singer (light mezzo-soprano for initiate people), and re-enactress, specialized in 1680-1815 periods, and this crowdfunding will help me to be more authentic in my work than just fashion-wise.<strong>&nbsp;</strong><br /> <br /> <strong>All I need is a spinet, an instrument of choice for court composers, travelers and harpsichord students.</strong><br /> &nbsp;</p> <p>As you may know, or maybe not, I perform with a hidden speaker, which was not quite the solution for that particular period and it doesn&rsquo;t allow me to work on pieces that are not recorded in the right pitch. The modern piano is not a solution either as the works of baroque composers don&rsquo;t sound authentic with the 440Hz LA note pitch.</p> <p>Spinet on the other hand is the best solution possible for me to continue my work in order to be historically accurate as much as possible.&nbsp;</p> <p>What is a spinet ?</p> <p><br /> <br /> (<strong>Here&rsquo;s an example of winged spinet, after Silbermann</strong>)</p> <p><iframe allow="autoplay; fullscreen" allowfullscreen="true" frameborder="0" height="281" scrolling="no" src=";;;key=cb39d84f05d8439bbe96012f078e02b0&amp;type=text%2Fhtml&amp;schema=youtube" width="500"></iframe><br /> &nbsp;</p>

Allocation of funds

<p>Spinet is a small variation of a harpsichord, originated in Italy during the 16th century, and became popular in the 17th and 18th centuries in England and France due to their cheaper price and &ldquo;travel-friendly&rdquo; size.&nbsp;</p> <p>Nowadays the starting price point of a restored spinet is at 3 000 euros, which is where I need your help.</p> <p>Like any crowdfunding, your contribution will not be forgotten and your name will be mentioned in every future recording as benefactors, that is, if you are ok with this of course. As for immediate counterparts, you can see in the section on the left.<br /> <br /> Starting prices for both instruments are 3 000&euro;.<br /> <strong>In case of a successful campaign</strong>, I&rsquo;ll pursue fundraising (3000&euro; is the first step) and order my new instrument.<br /> <br /> <br /> Thank you for your time !</p>


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3 pretty postcards for your correspondence, with all our thanks !

Singing lesson


You may have heard about the fact I teach singing for beginners, but you have no idea about my teaching qualities ? Let’s try ! First of all, I’ll see with you what you would like to discover, than I’ll propose some relaxation exercises, breathing, vocal warmp-ups, and you will be even authorized to sing a piece of your choice (I know, I’m too kind!! ;) ) Note that I don’t restrict this lesson to lyric-operatic method, because before starting this kind of singing, you need to tame your “natural” voice (operatic voice is a natural voice, but it’s the amplified voice in a sane, natural and comfy way). I guarantee recreation, good mood, jokes, cup of tea and seriousness at the same time!

Rehearsal participation


Take part in a working session, and see what’s behind the scenes!

Voice lessons (package)


If you know me and you already trust in my teaching capacities, I propose you a package of four lessons, at least, which allows you to get a better look on your evolution through a more significative period. We will progress at your own pace and according to your availabilities and preferences ; if you want x lessons in such interval, I’ll adapt! Once again, we will see together what you wish to develop, through relaxation (mental AND physical), warms-up, we will prepare an aria/a song; if the piece is “modern”, by karaoke accompaniment, if baroque/classical, with spinet/fortepiano!

Corset wearing, (and/or) histo make-up + drawn portrait


Ah ! corsets… Those evilish cages made to flatter feminine morphologies… Don’t panic, ladies, this is not about forcing you, only the occasion to wear a tight corset to give you an idea on what could be an upper-class-lady’s day - corsets for working-class-ladies were smoother, allowing them to work in fields. Nevertheless, I have to restrict this part of the counterpart to specific morphologies : I don’t want to hurt you : corset must be worn by XS-M sizes. We can complicate things with a corseted-vocal warm-up so that you can feel and breathe in another way. Once again, the tightness won’t be excessive: let’s avoid fainting, more literary than historical! In case you aren’t fitted to these measures, or if you just prefer beauty enhancement, I propose you myself as your historical “MUA” (“make-up artist”); plus, you will wear hats, gloves, jewels, pearls, veils, etc, to face your “old-times” double through the mirror. Mirror, or… portrait ? Made with Indian ink or charcoal technique, you will get it then. Time travelling moment guaranteed!

Private concert


Is there anybody who didn’t dream about a private concert, alone or with guests, friends, family or neighbours, … We plan together what you want to hear (répertoire/particular era, emotion, country, …) and you will get a tailor made concert for a journey through time and space. Of course, we will come with the instrument at your home, or with recorded and amplified accompaniments according to the chosen repertoire, style or era. If a concert isn’t enough, a packed counterpart is waiting for you =)

Private concerts package, at least 3


We offer you at least three concerts just for you and the one you care about, and express our warm thanks, respects, deepest gratitude, …!

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