Intermediate / Advanced Guitar
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Intermediate / Advanced Guitar - Begins July 31st from 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM - Price: $144
Workshop Instructor: Michael Parks

Participants will learn in this intermediate and advanced guitar learnshop:
• 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.

Please bring a guitar that is in good, playable condition. All Singing Bird Music School learnshops 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 learnshop will have the option to switch learnshops if they choose in the afternoon learnshop period on Thursday, August 1st and all day on Friday, August 2nd. This is to accommodate musicians who play multiple instruments or want to explore different Singing Bird Music School learnshops. This option is only available for those musicians who register for intermediate / advanced level learnshops.

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.

Click here to view the complete schedule of events for this three day Singing Bird Music School experience.

• Location: Russel Acton Folk Center – 212 West Jefferson Street (All registered Singing Bird Music School participants will check in and gather at this location at 9:00 AM each morning. All registered Singing Bird Music School participants will leave from this location to their learnshop location. All locations are within walking distance.)

• Date/Time: July 31st, August 1st AND 2nd from 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM (2:15 PM - 9:00 PM are optional activities.)

• Break: 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM (45 minutes) (Note: Lunch is provided and will be served at the Russel Acton Folk Center – 212 West Jefferson Street.)

• Total Hours: 16.5 hours of instruction (See complete schedule at link above.)

• Price: $144.00 (Includes lunch - If you have food allergies, please email info@visitberea.com with details.) (See Notes Below - Participants MUST bring their own guitar and other items.)

• Age: 10 & Up (Youth 10 – 18 MUST bring a Youth Authorization Form, completed and signed by a parent or legal guardian, found at this Attendees Resources link.)

• Difficulty: Intermediate / Advanced (See Notes below).

• Class Size: 12 Max

• Take Home: Expanded skills and techniques, how to play bass runs, flat pick melodies, how to use a capo and the ability to play a few new songs.

• Notes: Participants MUST bring a guitar that is in good, playable condition and a capo (these will not be provided). Participants that have food allergies MUST email details to info@visitberea.com.

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.

• NOTE TO EDUCATORS: Educators attending this session will receive access to on-line cross-curricular resources, suggested classroom activities based on skills and concepts covered in session, and a certificate of participation for Professional Learning documentation.