|Mon, Apr 5 - Jun 14|
BanjoBeginning Learn to play the banjo in the old time clawhammer style with this course for beginners and those with some experience. We’ll start from the beginning with right hand technique and chords. The goal will be to learn a handful of melodies that people actually play in open G and, hopefully, in double C and G modal tuning. Learning by ear will be stressed but handouts of banjo tab will also be available. Please note: Students must have a banjo. Continuing For clawhammer banjo players who can already play at least a handful of tunes and who are looking to learn more in G, G modal and in double C tuning. We will focus on the right hand technique as well so that you can get the best sound that you can. Take out your banjo and polish up your playing!
GuitarBeginning Our talented and passionate instructor will help you learn the elements of guitar and the basics of music in a fun, group-oriented format. Acquire the tools you need to play songs with the group or to continue learning on your own. No experience required; all you need is a guitar and one or two hours a week to practice. Continuing This course is perfect for anyone who has completed Introduction to Guitar or who has been playing guitar for a while. Come join us if you are looking for a fun and supportive environment to continue learning and playing. We will focus on developing stronger musical skills through playing individually and with the group.
West African Hand Drumming(In Person) Explore djembe, a goblet-shaped drum played with bare hands, in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Learn techniques to make basic drum sounds—bass, tone and slap—to create rhythms integral to West African culture. All levels are welcome, and no experience is necessary. Please note: Drums are available to borrow. Supplies are limited. Please email the ACE office to reserve one. Class meets at Arlington High School.