Allen Hopkins, Instructor
6 Thursdays, October 11 - November 29, 2018
(FYI, there will be no class on Thursday, October 18, but the session will continue through Thursday, November 29 (no meeting on November 22, which is Thanksgiving).
Ages 10-adult, beginners
Derived from Renaissance lutes and tuned like a violin, the mandolin has spread from its Italian birthplace throughout the world. Its distinctive sound is featured in bluegrass, old-time, Celtic, rock, folk, classical, and ethnic music, playing melody and rhythm. Students will learn basic first-position chords, picking techniques, and several melodies in various folk styles. There will also be demonstrations of various mandolin-family instruments, old and new, and discussions of further resources for future development. Ability to read standard music notation is helpful, but not required.
NOTE: Students will need to have their own instruments. If you have questions about an appropriate instrument, feel free to e-mail the instructor directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fee: $10 registration fee; $96* tuition; $72 if enrolled in individual lessons at Hochstein. (Fees are as of Fall 2018.)
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