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Get Going Guitar

Nate Fegan, instructor

It’s time to start the music! Join fellow procrastinators in this class for adult beginners and leave this class knowing how to play a complete Eagles Song (selected by class group). Plus more! Begin building a foundation to pursue any musical style, whether electric or acoustic. Learn chords, scales, basic rhythms, and proper technique. Prior experience is not necessary. Students must bring their own guitars (acoustic or electric). 4 SESSIONS

Thurs, Feb 21-Mar 14, 7-8:30 pm
Fee and Code: $75, XHUMM 075

Five-String Banjo (Beginner/Intermediate)

Ken Jewell, instructor, professional musician

A fun course for all! Whether you are a beginner or want to dust off your banjo and get playing again, this class is for you. First, get acquainted, or reacquainted, with your instrument: set-up, tuning, proper posture, picks, basic rolls, hammer-ons, slides and pull-offs. Then the fun begins: learn songs to apply your skills. For the experienced player, Ken will provide you with more challenging pieces to learn advanced techniques. Questions about the course or your banjo? Email in advance for guidance. Enrollment limited. 4 SESSIONS

Tues, Mar 12-Apr 2, 7-8:30 pm
Fee and Code: $75, XHUMM 078

Shortcut Rock And Blues Guitar

Nate Fegan, instructor

Start here and get the kind of shortcut guidance everyone needs to step up and start jamming right away. Offered by a local band and jam session leader, you will learn
simple tricks of the trade for how to grow confidence and be successful with chords, progressions and scales. This is your chance to take advantage of the simple, shortcut guide everyone needs to be successful jamming at home, with friends and live on stage! Students must bring their own guitars (acoustic or electric). 4 SESSIONS

Thurs, Mar 28-Apr 18, 7-8:30 pm
Fee and Code: $75, XHUMM 069

Piano For Procrastinators

John Balme, Brookdale adjunct instructor, Director, Concordia Vocal Academy

If you meant to learn the piano years ago, the time has arrived! Join fellow beginners in the wonderful world of music at Brookdale’s piano lab – where you can learn to play your favorite songs. All you need to bring is a sense of adventure, a sense of humor and a pencil. Music materials provided. Enrollment is limited. 4 SESSIONS

Thurs, Apr 4-Apr 25, 10-11:30 am
Fee and Code: $99, XHUMM 001

Beautiful Voice – Raise Your Voice, Raise Your Spirits

Cynthia Balme, professional soprano, Brookdale adjunct music instructor

Curious about what actually happens in a voice lesson? Is there more to it than opening one’s mouth to sing? Join us and explore the fascinating world of throat and body as a musical instrument. Learn inhalation and breath support for singing, how to create resonance in your sound, and self-expression through song. Suitable songs for group singing will be provided. Last class to include an informal recital!

Thurs, Apr 4- 25, 10-11:30 am
Fee and Code: $99, XHUMM 065

They’ve Got It Covered

Pat Barton, instructor, professional musician

Some notable recording artists – Frank Sinatra – devoted their careers to interpreting the songs of others. Others – the Beatles – carefully selected a few timeless songs to record alongside their original compositions. Still others – Carly Simon – split their recordings between their own songs and covers of tunes written by first-rate composers. Explore the rich veins demonstrated by artists from all three groups to illustrate how great songs continue to evolve through imaginative covers. 3 SESSIONS

Tues, April 30- May 14, 10 am-noon
Fee and Code: $65, XHUMM 079

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