Introduction to the Mandolin

Introduction to the Mandolin

  • School of Music class

Intro to Mandolin is for all people starting out on the mandolin. Our focus will be on establishing a solid foundation on the instrument from which to move forward from in all styles of music including but not limited to, bluegrass, Appalachian string band, Celtic, and classical. We’ll discuss picking technique, proper left hand alignment, posture, and work through some exercises to utilize all these things together and fully. We’ll progress to learning essential chords and hopefully a couple melodies to play together! And we’ll listen to some classic mandolin recordings that span the breadth of what the mandolin can do.

This is class meets from 8:00-9:15pm on Wednesdays: Jan. 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, 19.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.Limited to 7 students (16 yrs of age or older); 3 students are required for class to meet. If a class is canceled due to low enrollment, you will receive a full refund.

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