Courses

Does the music of dueling banjos get your toes tapping? Do you love bluegrass music? Are you interested in playing the 5-string banjo but don't know where to start? This class is for you! Learn everything from the basics of how to hold and tune the instrument, to basic bluegrass banjo techniques and tablature* and playing basic finger patterns and beginning songs. Bring a 5-string banjo, thumb pick, two finger picks and an electronic tuner.


September 24, 2019 to October 29, 2019, RTEC 209
Clawhammer banjo, also known as frailing or down-picking, has been around for at least 200 years. Considered more of a folk style than Scruggs/3-finger style, it is still quite popular among aficionados of American Folk and Old-Time music.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Dust off your guitar and learn fundamental skills in this introduction to guitar basics. You will establish a foundation of skills reinforced with practice and individual coaching by your instructor. Bring an acoustic guitar. Required Text: Guitar Roads: A Beginner's Guide to the Guitar by Andrew Cooper. Students must purchase the required text from a retailer of their choice prior to the first class session.


September 23, 2019 to December 2, 2019, 9th Street Village
Do you listen to country or bluegrass music and enjoy the lovely strains and driving leads of the mandolin? Come explore how to play the mandolin with step-by-step instructions. Learn everything from how to hold and tune the instrument, to easy beginning chords and a few tunes to get you started. Bring your mandolin, a medium to heavy flat (guitar) pick, and a clip-on electronic tuner.


September 26, 2019 to October 31, 2019, RTEC 209
Redmond Community Choir provides an opportunity for amateur singers to participate in a fun choral singing experience. This non-auditioned ensemble will learn and perform a wide variety of musical styles and genres including classical, pop, sacred, jazz and spiritual. The course will culminate with a concert performance at the end of the term. All experience levels welcome. Bring $10 (cash or check) for music rental fee to the first class session.


September 23, 2019 to December 15, 2019, RTEC 209
Whether you're a singer, musician, writer, poet, or a combination of all those gifts, this could be the class for you. Each week, we'll cover a topic on the mechanics of songwriting. After that, there will be time for hands-on practice of the techniques covered.


October 12-26, 2019, SCI 0190