SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Sep 2 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Governing Council has agreed on Thursday the creation of the specialty of ‘Timple’ in professional music education.
In addition, it has also approved the curriculum of these studies, which will begin to be taught this course 2021/2022.
This string instrument was already part of the elementary teachings, that is, of the first level of the instrumental specialty that is offered in the archipelago’s conservatories.
The Organic Law of Education provides that the list of instrumental or vocal specialties of professional music education that are determined in said norm may be expanded with others due to its traditional roots or due to the degree of ethnographic interest and complexity of its repertoire, due to its historical value in European musical culture and degree of implementation in the corresponding territorial area, or due to the new demands of a plural society.
In this sense, and at the proposal of the Government of the Canary Islands, the Ministry –through Royal Decree 300/2019 – expanded the list of instrumental specialties of professional music education with the inclusion of the timple.
The Canarian Executive now adapts the Autonomous Decree 364/2007 which establishes the organization and the curriculum of these teachings in the Canary Islands, in order to establish the one corresponding to this instrument.
The timple, representative of the native music of the Canary archipelago, has achieved a great projection in recent times within the island music scene.
Its inclusion in musical groups, both traditional and more current, the presence of soloists and instrument groups, as well as forays into the development of different teaching methods, support its presence in the framework of regulated education.
With the creation of the specialty of ‘Timple’ a space for teaching and research is created that will allow the conservation and dissemination of the instrument and its repertoires, as well as the expansion of new aesthetic paths for it.
In addition, it is recognized in this way as an element of identity of Canarian music and its social and professional projection is promoted, within the environment of traditional aesthetics and also in that of new sound languages.