Do you want learn how to teach yourself guitar? Don’t know where to start? No matter whether you are just beginning or already have some skills, this course will show you how. Tuning, proper ergonomics, right-hand picking and fingerstyle, left-hand techniques, rhythm, chords, and scales will all be explored. No matter what kind of music you like, the course will provide the tools to teach yourself for years to come. Most guitar music is learned by written guitar “tablature” and listening/observation. The course will explain tablature and how to use this method to read and write different chords & rhythm structures. We will also learn how to “play by ear”. These skills and techniques can also be applied to other stringed instruments such as ukulele, mandolin, vihuela, Cuban tres, and requinto. Note: You may bring an acoustic or electric guitar –either steel-string or nylon-string.
Requirement: You may bring an acoustic or electric guitar - either steel-string or nylon-string.
This class is for adults who are proficient in sight reading and enjoy playing the big band sounds of the 1930’s and ‘40’s. The musical library of over 600 arrangements are for two Alto, two Tenor, and Baritone Saxophones, four Trumpets, four Trombones, Piano, String Bass, Guitar and Drums. Altos and Tenors who double on Clarinet or Flute are a plus.
Come play great music! The Orchestra will perform three concerts during the year, provide outreach to enthuse students in music, and build community support for the performing arts. If you are an intermediate to advanced player, the Orchestra will be a fulfilling musical experience and a fun way to bring great music to the community.
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