IN-PERSON: Beginning Mandolin
- School of Music class
**DUE TO THE RECENT SPIKE IN COVID CASES, IN-PERSON CLASSES WILL MEET ONLINE THE WEEKS OF JAN 10TH & 17TH – PROOF OF VACCINATION WILL BE REQUIRED WHEN CLASSES RESUME IN-PERSON THE WEEK OF JAN 24TH**
Are you ready to dive head first into the wide world of mandolin? Beginner Mandolin is a group class designed to give students the essential skills they need to start playing the mandolin, and to begin making music with others.
This course is designed to teach students the fundamentals of rhythm, melody, and harmony through popular mandolin repertoire. We will cover fundamental concepts – picking techniques, strumming patterns, left hand exercises, ear training, the Nashville Number System – while learning creative ways to practice and apply the concepts to our playing. Class will be taught by ear, with handouts provided afterwards.
By the end of the class, students will have acquired:
an understanding of how to hold the mandolin and pick in way that eliminates unnecessary tension and allows more freedom in our playing
how to play essential mandolin grooves
how to read and write a lead sheet
the ability to play the melody and strum the chords for a handful of tunes
ideas to keep practice productive, interesting, manageable, and fun
This class is geared towards beginner and developing mandolin players who are interested in pursuing any styles of music.
This class runs from 8:00-9:15pm and will be held on Tuesdays, Jan 11, 18, 25, Feb 1, 8, 15
Please note:The class will be held at The Passim School of Music which is located at 26 Church St. Cambridge, MA. Classrooms are located on the third floor and, unfortunately, we do not have an elevator.
Limited to 7 students (16 yrs of age or older); Pre-sales are highly encouraged! Online sale ends 1 hour before the class begins. Tickets can be purchased at the door. before the class begins. 3 students are required for this class to meet. If a class is cancelled due to low enrollment, you will be notified and receive a full refund.