Irish Tune Learning Class with Randal Bays - WINTER 2020
Seattle - Tuesday evenings,
starting January 7, 2020, 7 to 8:30pm
in Northeast Seattle (8 classes)
Olympia -Wednesday evenings,
starting January 8, 2020, 7-8:30pm
in Northeast Olympia (8 classes)
Don't live around here? - You can take the class ONLINE. You'll get access to the class web page to learn the tunes and access my archive of MANY 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) And for the first time, we will be live streaming one class session in late January.
- 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
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.
The class is primarily for beginning/intermediate players. More advanced musicians are welcome but will need to be OK with learning slowly and with lots of repetition... it's traditional. :-)
The traditional tunes are taught by ear, so bring recording devices (no video recording please). The tunes will be posted on the class web page with links to further listening.
$140 for all eight classes, or half price if you're taking weekly private lessons with me.
$70 for access to class web page and up to four of the eight classes. (After four the cost is $25 per class)
If you'd like to take the class but money is tight, please don't hesitate to let me know... 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 at the first class session by check. Thanks!
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