This class is designed for beginners to intermediate players on the mandolin or players who would like to fill in the gaps in their basic overall knowledge of the instrument. The idea is to get you
playing right away.
This course will cover fingerboard knowledge, basic techniques, chords, strumming, chopping, basic
improvisation and basic concepts that can be used to figure out songs by ear. Most of the music played in this class will be drawn from the American Old-Time and Bluegrass styles.
Subjects to be covered:
HISTORY OF THE MANDOLIN, TUNING, PICKS, RIGHT AND LEFT HAND TECHNIQUE
BASIC CHORDS AND HOW TO CHOP RHYTHM, HOW TO LEARN MUSIC BY EAR
BUILDING SONG REPERTOIRE, TONE, TIMING, TASTE, HOW TO IMPROVISE
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