ONLINE: Blues Ensemble Study Group
- School of Music class
*THIS IS AN ONLINE CLASS – DUE TO THE STORM, THE FIRST MEETING HAS BEEN PUSHED BACK TO NOV 4th*
In this class, we will continue our study of all things Blue, and prepare ourselves for some sweet day when we are able to gather in person and share songs and laughter (as Robert Plant once famously said ‘does anybody remember laughter’?) We will cover basic blues progressions, chords, rhythms, scales and more in a way that is both educational and fun. We will listen to and learn from some of the men and women who invented this uniquely American form of folk music, many of whom played right down stairs at the historic Club 47. In this version of the Blues Ensemble experience, we will dive deeper in to specific artists. For example, we might spend 2 or 3 classes on Muddy Waters, studying his songs and recordings, his influences, and those he influenced. As we are limited in our ability to play ‘together’ all at the same, we will do our best with the present moment as it’s presented to us to share music and be inspired. All instruments are welcome…….no expereience necessary to enjoy the class.
This class will be held from 6:30-7:45pm ET on Thursdays, Nov 4, 11, 18, Dec 2, 9, 16
Please note: Limited to 12 students (16 yrs of age or older); Pre-sales are highly encouraged! Sales end 30 minutes 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.
Lloyd Thayer puts the ‘multi’ in multi-instrumentalist, playing a mind boggling assortment of stringed intsruments including but not limited to: Dobro and Weissenborn lap steel guitars, Turkish Oud, Saz and Cumbus, Indian Chaturangui and Mohan Veena, Ragmakamtar, Ukulele and more. A recovering street performer and determined songwriter, his indoor shows combine a mixture of American folk and blues with elements of Indian, Arabic, Turkish, and Southeast Asian musical ideas, often all in the course of the same song.