Adult Instrument classes are suggested for ages 13 and up, unless otherwise specified.
Tuesdays, 5:30 – 6:15pm, Sept 18th – Nov 6
In this course, students will be encouraged to become one with the drum by finding their inner rhythms. Teacher Karen will introduce students to rhythm through different percussive instruments and teach them the origin of the instruments. Teacher Karen also emphasizes building confidence through playing instruments. *Drums will be provided by Teacher Karen*
Mondays 6:30pm-7:45pm, Sept 24 – Nov 12
Learn to play simple traditional folk songs and elementary blues on one of America’s most popular, portable instruments – the harmonica! Basic techniques such as bending, trilling, tongue-blocking, vibrato, and wah-wah will be covered. Individual attention will be given to each student. No musical background is required. Bring a 10-hole diatonic key of C major harmonica (such as the Hohner Special 20, Hohner Marine Band Model 1896, or equivalent) to the first class. Required text may be purchased for $8.00 from the instructor the first night. (Optional: bring a tape recorder, a digital recorder, or some other recording device if you wish to record the classes.)
Mondays 8:00 – 9:15 pm, Sept 24 – Nov 12
Let’s continue our work with the harmonica and focus on the Blues. The harmonica’s unique sound is integral to the distinctiveness of many great blues bands. Learn some techniques and styles of background and lead playing. We will work on songs by Slim Harpo (“Something Inside Me,” “Raining In My Heart”), Little Walter (“Last Night,” “Hoochie Coochie Man”), Sonny Terry (“Bring It On Home To Me”), etc. Bring a 10-hole diatonic key of C-major harmonica such as the Hohner Special 20, Hohner Marine Band Model 1896, or equivalent, to first class. Required text may be purchased for $8.00 from the instructor the first night. (Optional: bring a digital recorder or some other recording device.) (Note: This class is for people who have taken Harmonica For Beginners or others who have acquired similar skills and knowledge and have Seth’s permission to take the class.)
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