Wood & Steel Bluegrass: A 6-Week Music Workshop

SFF Presents

Wood & Steel Bluegrass: A 6-Week Music Workshop

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Wed Apr 17 2024
Wed May 22 2024
  • Start Time: 6:30 pm
  • Age Restriction:  18+ Only

About the Event
Instructor: Joe Schulte
Wednesday Evenings April 17 - May 22 (6 weeks) from 6:30-8:00 PM
Suggested registration fee: $150

This Spring, Joe Schulte will lead “Wood & Steel Bluegrass: A 6-Week Bluegrass Music Workshop” on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. April 17 - May 22 2024. This series will focus on song arrangement, jam awareness and "bluegrass etiquette.” Participants will learn how to take traditional bluegrass tunes commonly found in jam circles and bring them to life by finding the right key(s) to play them in, construct intros, outros and apply other interesting arrangement ideas. Students will improve their ability and confidence in jamming and learn to take their favorite song and turn it into a tune they could bring to any jam to lead.

This is a beginner/intermediate class open to 20 pickers. Participants should have a solid ability to strum and switch between the basic and common chords on their chosen instrument.

Bass, cello or fiddle players must be able to identify some common notes and to play at least one basic scale or simple melodies. Singing is encouraged, but not required.

Suggested Registration Fee: $150; minimum fee $75

SFF Presents is offering a Pay What You Can registration process for this workshop series. Simply enter the amount that works best for you at checkout -- between $75 and $150. If you're in a position to help others who are experiencing financial challenges, you can choose to pay more than the suggested fee (up to $250) and you will receive a tax-deductible donation receipt for that portion of your payment. For example, if you pay $200, $50 of that amount will be counted as a donation and will support SFF Presents' Pay What You Can programs.

Pay What You Can is supported by the SFF Presents Scholarship Fund, and provides funding for middle school age summer creativity camps and adult program offerings like this one. With your support, we can continue to offer the Pay What you Can pricing for our programming into the future.

Refunds offered only if class is cancelled by SFF Presents.

Class registrants acknowledge that they are aware of the contagious nature of COVID-19 and the risk that they may be exposed to or contract COVID-19 anywhere that there is person-to-person contact, including while engaging in this class. By registering for this class, participants knowingly and voluntarily accept the risk of contracting COVID-19, and acknowledge that their attendance is voluntary. Attendees agree to waive and release SFF Presents, its officers, directors, employees, instructors, artists, vendors, contractors, and volunteers of all liability and to read and comply with any safety precautions that are communicated by SFF Presents or the class instructor. Class participants are welcome to wear masks at their personal discretion, though it will not be required.