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Guitar, Ukelele and Mandolin Groups

MUX 502       INTRODUCTION TO GUITAR FOR BEGINNERS (ADULTS AND KIDS) 

(10 Sessions) Learn the basics of playing guitar: chords, strumming, finger-picking, how to play solos, fundamentals of music and technique. Lots of “hands-on” experience in a variety of styles, including Alternative, Folk, Blues, Pop, Classical, and Flamenco. You will finish this course able to play simple tunes and chords. Students must bring their own guitar or contact JacobsMusicOnline.com at (845) 691-2701 for guitar purchase and rental information.  No class 2/18. 

Section 10 is for ages 13 to adult. Section 11 is for ages 9-12.

10 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (M) 2/4 - 4/15 DCC D. Stevens $230
11 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (M) 2/4 - 4/15 DCC D. Stevens $165

 

MUX 515       POPULAR GUITAR STYLES ENSEMBLE (ADVANCED BEGINNER)

(10 Sessions) This class is for guitarists looking to gain experience playing popular songs with a group.  Classic and alternative rock, pop and other styles geared to the interests of the class members will be explored with expansion on the rhythm, strumming, lead and fingerpicking techniques covered in the adult Introduction to Guitar class.

10 6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. (W) 2/6 - 4/10 DCC D. Stevens $205

 

MUX 516       INTRODUCTION TO CLASSICAL GUITAR (ADVANCED BEGINNER)

(10 Sessions) Learn how to read staff notation on guitar using finger style classical guitar technique.  Some Spanish Flamenco guitar techniques will also be explored. Class will focus on both solo and ensemble music using staff notation.

10 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (W) 2/6 - 4/10 DCC D. Stevens $165

 

MUX  520       GUITAR PERFORMANCE ENSEMBLE FOR INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED PLAYERS 

(10 Sessions) Styles of music range from classical to popular and are geared toward the interests of the class members. The first part of class is spent warming up and playing music together. During the second half, topics pertaining to performance such as mental preparation and overcoming stage fright are covered. Students will also have plenty of time to gain performance experience in a friendly and supportive environment. Ability to read rhythms from whole to eighth notes is required. Guitarists should be familiar with all notes in first position.  Electric, acoustic, and classical guitarists are all welcome as well as singing guitarists.  BASS PLAYERS WELCOME TOO! 

10 7:15 p.m. - 9:15 p.m. (W) 2/6 - 4/10 DCC D. Stevens $290

 

MUX 660     UKULELE FOR BEGINNERS (AGES 10-ADULT)

(10 Sessions)  Enjoy discovering the basics of playing this accessible and fun instrument. We will learn tuning, chords, scales, strumming and songs. Section 10 is for beginners; Section 11 is for intermediate players. 

10 5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. (F) 2/8 - 4/12 DCC D. Stevens $140
11 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (F) 2/8 - 4/12 DCC D. Stevens $159

 

MUX 517       MANDOLIN FOR BEGINNERS (AGES 10-ADULT)

(10 sessions) The mandolin has found a home in many styles of music: folk, rock, bluegrass, swing, classical, and jazz.  Beginning students will learn tuning, chords, scales, strumming, and songs.  Guitarists will find that mandolin rhythm skills complement their existing technique.  

10 5:45 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (F) 2/8 - 4/12 DCC D. Stevens $140