Courses

Clawhammer banjo, also known as frailing or down-picking, has been around for at least 200 years. Its 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. Materials are required for this class.


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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.


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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.


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Do you have the music in you? Come join other writers and musicians for an in-depth look at the mechanics of songwriting. This three-session workshop will cover structure, rhyming, phrasing, hooks, melodies, titles, and other songwriting basics. Come to class to encourage others and to explore your own creativity. We'll wrap up the sessions with a songwriters circle for all who care to participate. You don't need to play an instrument, and you don't need to be experienced. Bring your ideas, and turn them into songs.


This course contains no sessions at this time.