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Acoustic Rhythm Guitar for Complete Beginners

Learn to play the acoustic guitar in a supportive group environment. No musical experience required—we’ll start from the beginning! Learn fundamental techniques and concepts and put them to practice with easy-to-learn folk songs from the American roots music tradition. This class will prepare you for playing guitar with others (if you choose).

Students must bring their own acoustic guitar to class. Written materials and audio CD will be provided.

This class will unfortunately not be taught this semester.

Sorry for any inconvenience.

For more information about the credit course alternative, please see the description below and link to apply & register:

MUS 33A Classical Guitar I

Introduces basic classical guitar technique and repertoire for the student with little or no experience, including music reading and right and left hand techniques. Class begins September 1.

Click here to register.


5 Tue., Sept. 15 - Oct. 13 - CANCELED
6:30 - 7:30 pm
Room: VAPA 5137
Click HERE for an interactive map to the campus!
Register by Sept. 14: $85
Register after Sept. 14: $98

plus $15 for course materials payable to instructor at class

 


Luke Abbott - See bio below
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Acoustic Rhythm Guitar for Not-Quite-Beginners

If you already know some basic open chords (G, D, C, A, F) and can strum simple songs up to speed, you’re ready for this class. We’ll refine techniques, review essential music concepts, learn to use a capo, sprinkle in some bass runs, and more. This class is focused on the folk/country/bluegrass repertoire and style, which provides a useful foundation for both playing alone and with others.

Students must bring their own acoustic guitar to class.

This class is in the process of being rescheduled to a new date.

Sorry for any inconvenience

5 Tue., Sept. 15 - Oct. 13 - CANCELED
7:45 - 8:45 pm
Room: VAPA 5137
Click HERE for an interactive map to the campus!
Register by Sept. 14: $85
Register after Sept. 14: $98

plus $10 for course materials payable to instructor at class

 


Luke Abbott has been teaching and performing guitar (and other instruments) for over ten years. His family’s ToneWay Music Method has helped thousands of people all over the world to play music fluently.

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Playing Melodies on the Guitar

Strumming is great, but what about playing melodies on the guitar? What about improvising instrumental solos or breaks? Learning to play melodies and leads is not only musically rewarding, it’s a hands-on way to learn about some nuts and bolts of music, without getting swamped in theory. We’ll assume you can already strum some simple songs.

Students must bring their own acoustic guitar to class. Written materials and audio CD will be provided.

This class is in the process of being rescheduled to a new date.

Sorry for any inconvenience.


5 Tue., Oct. 27 - Nov. 24 - CANCELED
6:30 - 7:30 pm
Room: VAPA 5137 Click HERE for an interactive map to the campus!
Register by Sept. 14: $85
Register after Sept. 14: $98

plus $15 for course materials payable to instructor at class

 


Luke Abbott - See bio below
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Playing Guitar with Others

Playing alone can be fun, but playing music as a group is where the real magic happens. In this safe, supportive environment of fellow learners, you will get experience playing songs as a group, and even “leading” songs or playing instrumental solos *if* you’re interested. We’ll be singing and strumming folk songs from the American roots music tradition, in the “jam” format common in bluegrass and old-time circles. Rather than arranging the music ahead of time, it’s arranged on the fly through convention and non-verbal communication. It’s so much fun!

Students must bring their own acoustic guitar to class.

This class is in the process of being rescheduled to a new date.

Sorry for any inconvenience.

5 Tue., Oct. 27 - Nov. 24 - CANCELED
7:45 - 8:45 pm
Room: VAPA 5137
Click HERE for an interactive map to the campus!
Register by Sept. 14: $85
Register after Sept. 14: $98

plus $10 for course materials payable to instructor at class

 



Luke Abbott has been teaching and performing guitar (and other instruments) for over ten years. His family’s ToneWay Music Method has helped thousands of people all over the world to play music fluently.

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Healthy Harmonica

Breathing is our foundation when playing the harmonica. We will take the simplest of pop, folk, and blues melodies and invigorate them with simple, but powerful, techniques to make any song deeply expressive. No previous ability to read or play music--only a desire to have fun and feel more alive!

Students will need a “C” major diatonic harmonica. Instructor will have them available in class for $12 if you don’t have one.”

Wed., Oct. 21
6 - 7:30 pm
Room: 514
Register by Sept. 14: $30
Register after Sept. 14: $35
plus $15 for course materials payable to instructor at class

 

register online


Dave Broida - see bio below

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Beginning Blues Harmonica

Beginning Blues Harmonica will get you jammin' the blues immediately! Emphasis in this class will be on playing and having fun as you are introduced to many of the tricks and techniques to make the harmonica cry, laugh, wail and scream. No previous musical experience or harmonica training is required--only a love of the blues and the desire to play the harmonica!

Students will need a "C" major diatonic harmonica. Instructor will have them available in class for $12 if you don't have one.

Wed., Oct. 21
7:45 - 9:45 pm
Room: 514
Register by Sept. 14: $45
Register after Sept. 14: $52
plus $15 for course materials payable to instructor at class

 

register online

Dave Broida has been teaching and performing for 20 years. He plays professionally throughout northern California and teaches throughout the state.


 

 

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