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Clawhammer banjo, also known as frailing or down-picking, has been around for at least 200 years. It's rhythmic style is popular among aficionados of American old-time music. Learn the foundational skills needed to play a clawhammer banjo including the proper position of the hand and the rhythm of playing basic runs while exploring a variety of tunes. Bring a 5-string banjo, Headstock Electronic Tuner (i.e Planet Waves, Intelli-Touch, Korg) and Banjo Capo (optional).
April 14, 2020 to May 19, 2020, RTEC 209
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.
This course contains no sessions at this time.
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.
April 16, 2020 to May 21, 2020, 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 $20 (cash or check) for music rental fee to the first class session.
March 23, 2020 to June 1, 2020, RTEC 209
Do you have the music in you? Whether you are a singer, musician, writer, poet, or you have a combination of all those gifts, this could be the class for you. Each week, class will over a topic of the mechanics of songwriting so you can explore your creative songwriting skills. Class will cover the basics including structure, rhyming and phrasing, hooks, melodies and titles and provide the opportunity for writing and practice of the techniques taught. Come to class to encourage others and explore your own creativity in this fun and safe environment.
April 4-18, 2020, SCI 0190