Community Guitar Classes Open for Enrollment

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Session 2 of The Community Music School's spring 2017 guitar classes are now open for enrollment. Courses include: Bach to Brouwer: Classical Duos, Trios, and Chamber Music, Contemporary Worship Music on Guitar, Country & Folk Group Guitar, and Delta to Rock: Evolution of the Guitar Blues. These unique classes are open to intermediate guitar players with interest in collaboration, building their repertoire, and developing new techniques.  All classes are held in the U of A music building.

Bach to Brouwer: Classical Duos, Trios, and Chamber Music focuses on classical guitar repertoire. Collaboration is key in this course and students will learn the basics of small ensemble work in relation to classical works. This class meets from 7-8 p.m. Monday evenings March 27 through April 24.

Contemporary Worship Music on Guitar prepares students for worship band and similar contemporary worship music-making opportunities. In addition to building individual worship repertoire, students will practice reading lead sheets, and will tackle complex rhythms associated with the genre. This class will meet from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday evenings March 28 through April 25.

Country & Folk Group Guitar Class is geared toward beginning guitarists with an interest in learning to play the music that has been described as the poetry of the American spirit. Starting with basic chords and strum patterns, students will learn common tropes used in country music. Choruses and verses from popular songs will be covered and the course will culminate in a group performance of Johnny Cash's song "Walk the Line" in the CMS Semester Recital. This class meets from 7-8 p.m. Thursday evenings March 30 through April 27.

Delta to Rock: Evolution of the Guitar Blues introduces students to the techniques and rhythms associated with blues music. Students will work their way through basic chords, scales, and musical forms to begin to incorporate blues techniques into their playing. This course also provides students with an historical overview of the development of the blues genre from its inception to its incorporation in commercial rock music. This class meets from 6-7 p.m. Thursday evenings March 30 through April 27.

For more information on these classes or to register, visit the Community Music School at our website. We look forward to making music with you very soon!

The Community Music School is the outreach arm of the Department of Music in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences and offers high-quality music programs to students of all ages and levels. By providing a quality foundation for students to reach their greatest musical potential, the school's programs nurture the creative spirit for personal growth and satisfaction.


Kim Jones, director, Community Music School
Department of Music

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