Wednesday Evenings April 5-May 10 from 5:30-7:00 PM in the JAM Studio upstairs at Sisters Art Works.
This series will focus on song arrangement, jam awareness and “bluegrass etiquette” and is open to adults who play acoustic steel stringed instruments. In each of the 90-minute classes you will spend time learning 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. The skills learned will help players improve their ability and confidence in jamming and give them the ability to take a song they especially enjoy and turn it into a tune they could bring to any jam to lead.
This is a beginner/intermediate class. 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 be able to play at least one basic scale or have the ability to play simple melodies. Singing is encouraged but not required. Limited to 20 pickers.
Recommended tuition is $150 and this series is being offered with Pay What You Can pricing to help eliminate financial barriers for participants.
Refunds offered only if class is cancelled by SFF. 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, and despite precautions such as masking, air filtration and frequent hand washing. 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 Inc., 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 or the class instructor. Class participants are welcome to wear masks at their personal discretion, though it will not be required.