Irish Tune Learning Class with Randal Bays - SUMMER 2020
DUE TO THE PANDEMIC I'm now teaching these classes entirely online using Zoom... you can take the class without downloadng any software, just click on the invitation in your browser. This is the first time I've offered a summer series and also the first time I've offered a class on eastern time, hope you can join us.
Tuesdays,starting June 23, 2020, 7 to 8:30pm Pacific Time (8 weeks)
Wednesdays,starting June 24, 2020, 7 to 8:30pm Pacific Time (8 weeks)
Thursdays,starting June 25, 2020, 7 to 8:30pm Eastern Time (8 weeks)
In addition to the online classes you'll get access to the class web page to learn the tunes and access my archive of hundreds of tunes I've taught in this class over the years, including slow recordings, links to other musicians' settings, lots of background on the music, etc. (See below)
- All instruments welcome (but remember we're doing melody only, not accompaniment)
- All levels (but see note below)
- Email if you have questions or to sign up for the class (please note Tuesday or Wednesday session)
Here's a good way to build your Irish repertoire in a group setting and have some fun while doing it. This class learns one traditional Irish tune per week, puts them in medleys and plays them together a lot, so by the end everyone has at least eight good session tunes in common... jigs, reels, hornpipes, etc. The goals of the class are to build a repertoire of Irish tunes and to improve at learning by ear.
We have all levels of musicians in the class, but if you're just starting on an instrument you might find it challenging. More advanced musicians are definitely welcome but you'll need to be OK with learning slowly and with lots of repetition... it's traditional. :-)
The traditional tunes are taught by ear... we won't be using written music in the class.
Cost: $140 for all eight classes, including website access, archives, etc.
If you'd like to take the class but money is tight, please don't hesitate to let me know and we can work something out... I really want everyone who's interested in Irish music to be able to take these classes.
Please send me an email to register or for more information. You can pay via PayPal or mail a check. Thanks!
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