August 2015 Classes
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|Instructor: Rick Moore
Whether you are new to mandolin or have been playing for a while, this Level 1-2 course will set the stage for your mandolin journey. Therefore, the course will cover a fair bit of ground including:
Orienting to the mandolin- checking set ups, straps, holding position, picks, tuning
Developing a relaxed wrist for picking
Working on rounded fret hand fingers for noting
Developing smooth coordination between hands and excellent tone
Learning basic major and minor chords
Reading tab and notation to initially learn a melody
Constructing and playing major and minor scales
Pentatonic scales and their use in improvisation.
Understanding harmony and playing double stops
Learning how mandolin fits in a band setting
Learning jamming etiquette
Each student will be at a slightly different stage on their mandolin development. But, the instructor will work these concepts at both the Level 1 and 2 levels.
Rick Moore believes in the power of music and is committed to helping others bring the joy of music to their lives. An educator for thirty years, Rick studied classical guitar and received mandolin instruction from many of the finest players in North America. He can be heard playing mandolin, guitar and singing with the Highpoint Bluegrass Band and Burnt Timber Swing, both fine groups out of Central Alberta. Rick is currently studying to receive certification as a Clinical Musician. The love of family and the out of doors call strongly, but theres always a mando or guitar not far away!