Intermediate / Advanced Guitar

Instructor: Michael Parks

Location: To be determined

Price: $144 (this price includes 4 hours of classes each day, lunch each day, and more singing and jamming opportunities)

Age: 10 & up

Difficulty: Intermediate / Advanced (See notes below)

Class size: 12 maximum

Take home: Students will learn:

  • How to expand their rhythm guitar skills and jam with other instruments

  • How to play bass runs and incorporate these into songs and tunes

  • How to flat pick melodies

  • How to use a capo and play in various keys

  • More old time, bluegrass and gospel songs to add to their repertoire

  • Techniques to help make practice at home most effective

Notes: Please bring a guitar that is in good, playable condition.  All Singing Bird Music School classes will focus on learning music “by ear” (the listen and repeat method).  It is not necessary for students to know how to read music before they attend the school. Instructors may provide some chord charts, song lyrics, etc. but the reading of formal musical notation will not be taught.

Students who have registered for any intermediate / advanced level class will have the option to switch classes if they choose in the afternoon class period on Thursday August 2 and all day on Friday August 3. This is to accommodate musicians who play multiple instruments or want to explore different classes.  This option is only available for those musicians who register for intermediate / advanced level classes.

Prerequisites:  Students should know how to tune their guitar, how to play basic chords on the guitar, how to change chords in a song, and how to strum and accompany songs and tunes.

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