- School of Music class
This class is a continuation of Guitar 2 and where we learn to make friends with bar chords. I move all of my students in this direction because being able to play bar chords means you’ll be able to play just about any chord you want – if your favorite song has a C#m in it, you’ll know two ways to play it and eventually seeing that chord (or a Bb7, or Fm) won’t give you a stomach ache. Pinky swear. As with all of my classes, each week we learn a song or two each of which contains a skill set; new chords, strumming & finger picking patterns, information about navigating sheet music and tabs.
Students who’ve taken Guitar 3 say that by the end of the semester, it still feels hard to play bar chords but they’re able to do it and switch between them without a gap. I like to say that this is the first coffee date, that in Guitar 4 we move on to the dinner and a movie phase. We’ll work on various finger exercises to help build strength and dexterity and I’ll help you create a manageable practice regimen.Please bring a guitar, flat pick and capo.
· 6 weekly classes· Sheet Music· Let Me Take The Mystery Out Of It music theory worksheets· Access to video lessons of all 6 classes plus 3 bonus videos· Mp3s of class songsWondering if this is the right level for you? Click here for my free video lesson, Making Friends with Barre Chords.Then get ready to rock ‘n roll in Guitar 3.
“Janet Feld’s guitar playing is a pleasure to listen to – she finds a way to keep the rhythm going while adding a lovely little riff. In a world of strumming, she looks for interesting picking patterns. She understands the guitar. She knows how to play it – and how to teach it.”
This class will be held from 6:30-7:45pm on Wednesday: Sept. 5, 19, 26, Oct. 3, 10, 17
Please note: The Passim School of Music is located at 26 Church St. Cambridge, MA. Classrooms are located on the third floor and, unfortunately, we do not have an elevator.