2018Section CX
MISCELLANEOUS INSTRUMENTAL CLASSES
Entrance Fee
Class CX1Mixed Instrument Duet Class - 15 years and over£7
Time limit - 5 mins.
Any duet not provided for elsewhere in the syllabus, with or without accompaniment.
Class CX2Mixed Instrument Duet Class - 14 years and under £7
Time limit - 5 mins.
Any duet not provided for elsewhere in the syllabus, with or without accompaniment.
Class CX3Mixed Instrument Duet Class - Adult and child £6
Child to be 14 years or under. Any duet not provided for elsewhere in the syllabus,
with or without accompaniment. Time limit - 4 mins.
Class CX4Percussion Solo - Open Age - **Backing Tracks may be used for this class £6
A CD player will be available for you to use, please bring your CD on the day
and know which track it is (The solo part should not be heard on the CD).
Own Choice not exceeding 5 minutes
Class CX5Percussion Group – Open - **Backing Tracks may be used for this class£10
A CD player will be available for you to use, please bring your CD on the day
and know which track it is (The solo part should not be heard on the CD).
Own Choice not exceeding 6 minutes
Class CX6Two Skills - 12 years and under£5
Own choice of 2 pieces to be played on 2 unrelated instruments or voice (7 minutes)
Class CX7Two Skills - 18 years and under £6
Own choice of 2 pieces to be played on 2 unrelated instruments or voice (8 minutes)
**Notes about Backing Tracks

Hornsea Music Festival does not encourage the use of CD backing tracks for various reasons. We feel it does not engender the skills of true musicianship in playing together with other musicians, neither does it allow individual artists freedom of interpretation or changes in tempo. Performers are almost put into a straight-jacket. Also, there can be problems with audio equipment that can interfere with the smooth running of the Festival. Even so we do acknowledge that for some soloists it is very hard to find accompanists and at times pre-recorded backing tracks are their only option. Rather than penalise these people therefore, this year, we are allowing backing tracks to be used in a limited number of classes. 2018 will be an extended trial period and the policy will be reviewed by the committee to decide how we should develop in the future.
We do emphasise that, whenever possible, live accompaniment should be used.