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Period 1
Class Spans
1 Period

Creating Melodic Variations for Fiddle Tunes with Wayne Fugate

Available:
  • Week 3
Skill Level: 
N/A
B
Learn necessary skills that open the door to creating melodic variations for any tune you encounter. This class centers on the mandolin, but fiddlers will also benefit. Guitar and banjo players can apply the concepts.
Period 3
Class Spans
1 Period

Demystifying and Making Music with Diminished, Chromatic, Augmented, Whole Tone & Altered Scales and Chords w Danny Knicely

Available:
  • Week 3
Skill Level: 
N/A
A/B
Get a handle on diminished, chromatic, augmented chords and scales and more for mandolin, fiddle and banjo!
Period 1
Class Spans
1 Period

Icons of the Blues

Available:
  • Week 3
Skill Level: 
N/A
All Levels
Connect with icons of the blues with someone who connected and toured with them. This class will feature stories, archival film and recordings, bringing these remarkable artists back to life.
Period 3
Class Spans
1 Period

Making Sense of Guitar Scales

Available:
  • Week 3
Skill Level: 
N/A
A/B
Everything you wanted to know about scales but were afraid to ask!
Period 1
Class Spans
1 Period

Music Reading/Sight Singing

Available:
  • Week 3
Skill Level: 
N/A
A
Are you intimidated by sight-reading music? This class will improve your skills through sight singing. Skills learned will translate to instrumental playing.
Period 3
Class Spans
1 Period

Music and Healing: Body, Mind and Soul

Available:
  • Week 1
Skill Level: 
N/A
Most of us have experienced the healing power of music either as listeners, dancers, or players; yet there are ways in which music is much more powerful than we can even imagine. Learn about the science and share stories of healing.
Period 3
Class Spans
1 Period

Practice Lab: Research-Based Strategies for Getting Better Results with Wayne Fugate

Available:
  • Week 2
Skill Level: 
N/A
All Levels
All musicians, regardless of level or instrument, can learn to get the most from your practice time with these research-based strategies.
Period 4
Class Spans
1 Period

Reading Music Made Easier

Available:
  • Week 1
Skill Level: 
N/A
All Levels
In a stress-free environment, learn shortcuts that allow you to relate what you see on the page to what you already know how to do on your instrument.
Period 5
Class Spans
1 Period

Red Rooster Juke Joint

Available:
  • Week 3
Skill Level: 
N/A
All Levels
Join Handy Award winning journalist and radio personality Cary “The Rooster” Wolfson in a listening, vintage film-watching and discussion gathering every afternoon as he converses with blues personalities
Period 3
Class Spans
1 Period

Theory for Dummies

Available:
  • Week 3
Skill Level: 
N/A
All Levels
There are certain skills every musician should know, no matter the instrument. This is the class where you can gain that essential knowledge!
Period 4
Class Spans
1 Period

Understanding Syncopation: Beyond the Shave & the Haircut

Available:
  • Week 3
Skill Level: 
N/A
All Levels
Syncopated patterns abound in traditional cultures. No matter your instrument, the skills of syncopation will bring your playing to the next level.
Period 3
Class Spans
1 Period

Understanding the Fretboard with Chris James - Week 1

Available:
  • Week 1
Skill Level: 
N/A
All Levels
Get to know your instrument's fretboard!
Period 4
Class Spans
1 Period

Understanding the Fretboard with Chris James - Week 3

Available:
  • Week 3
Skill Level: 
N/A
Get to know the fretboard with a series of manageable tasks.
Period 2
Class Spans
1 Period

Use Music to Make Your Classroom Ring!

Available:
  • Week 2
Skill Level: 
N/A
Here's an opportunity to really jazz up your teaching by using musical strategies to deliver the curriculum you are already teaching.
Period 3
Class Spans
1 Period

Women and the Blues

Available:
  • Week 3
Skill Level: 
N/A
All Levels
Get to know the music and lives of blues women past and present through recordings and special guests.