Carol’s Summer 2017 One Night Only Seminars – All Classes meet from 6 to 8PM
$45 for each two hour class
$45 for each two hour class
Monday, June 12 - Beginner’s Boot Camp (level 1-2) Lots of chord drills and right hand finger exercises designed to tighten up your chord changes and make your strumming sound even and smooth. We’ll also have fun jamming a bit and learning short cuts to memorizing songs. Good for students who’ve completed level 1 and level 2 classes.
Tuesday, June 13 – Intro to Chord Leads Up the Neck (level 3 and up) Learn where to find partial chord shapes for common chords and common chord progressions up the neck. Hint: It's easier than you might think! We'll locate these positions, play some rhythmic patterns, and explore some simple arpeggiated leads up the neck of your guitar. This class was extremely popular on the survey. You will need to sign up in advance.
Wednesday, June 14; also offered Tuesday, August 29 – Slow Jam Mixed Styles (level 2+ and up) (Offered two times this summer with different songs.) If you can play chords without looking at your left hand, you are ready for this class! A fun class where you will learn to recognize chord changes by ear, learn chord theory, learn how songs are structured so you can jam immediately on songs, learn how to follow a jam, and learn how to lead songs. Open to all acoustic stringed instruments!
Tuesday, June 27 – Exploring the Circle of Fifths and Basic Chord Theory (level 2-3 and up) Learn how various scales and chords are constructed, what I-IV-V means (plus 2, 3, 6, and b7 chords), how to create more interesting chord arrangements to songs, and what those numbers mean after chords.
Wednesday, June 28 - Tips for Improving Your Singing Voice (no guitar level) Whether you are a beginning singer or have done some singing in the past, you can benefit from learning how to use your voice correctly to sing more in tune, manage breath control, sing with better tone, sing in more than one style, etc. Shy singers especially welcome!
Monday, July 24 - Beginning Harmony Singing (no guitar level) If you’ve always been mystified about how people sing in harmony this is the class for you. We’ll learn the basics and reveal some tips that the pros use. Whether your goal is to be able to sing harmony to a bluegrass or a rock and roll tune (or maybe you just want to be able to sing “Happy Birthday” in harmony) you’ll get a lot out of this one-night class.
Tuesday, July 25; also offered Wednesday, July 26 – All Bob Dylan (multi level class 2-3; 3-4) (This class was very popular on the survey, so it is being offered on two nights). This class will be taught at two levels simultaneously: Basic arrangements for the songs will be level 2-3. Harder versions of the songs (plus some of the leads played on the original recordings) will be level 3-4. We’ll use tablature for most of the arrangements, so you should already be able to read tablature pretty well.
Tuesday, August 8; also offered Wednesday, August 9 – Fingerstyle Blues (multi level class 2-3; 3-4) (This class was extremely popular on the survey, so it is being offered on two nights. SIGN UP EARLY!). Traditional and newer fingerstyle blues songs by artists like Mississippi John Hurt, Elizabeth Cotten, Ry Cooder, Taj Mahal, and more. We’ll use tablature for most of the arrangements, so you should already be able to read tablature pretty well.
Wednesday, August 30 – Advanced Harmony Singing, Mixed Styles (no guitar level) A rock and roll tune, a bluegrass song, an old-time song and a gospel song all in one class! You should have some prior singing experience to take this class, as it will move at a fast pace.
Tuesday, September 5 – Campfire Songs #3 (level 2 and up) Your favorite sing-a-long songs - Folk songs, pop songs, cowboy songs, rock and roll tunes, you name it. This class includes Jamaica Farewell, Tennessee Waltz, El Condor Pasa, Jailhouse Rock, Satisfied Mind, Abilene, Donna, Donna, Delia's Gone, Norwegian Wood, and Proud Mary.
Wednesday, September 6 – Playing in a Band (level 2+ and up) There’s nothing quite as fun as playing in a band! We’ll arrange several songs together in class. You’ll learn how to construct intros, fills, instrumental breaks and endings. You’ll learn how to support a lead singer, and not overwhelm the melody, band etiquette and much more. All instruments welcome.