Irish Tune Learning Class with Randal Bays - Spring 2017
Seattle - Monday evenings,
April 17 - June 12, 2017, from 7pm to 8:30pm
in Northeast Seattle (8 classes, no class on May 15th)
Olympia - Wednesday evenings,
April 19 - June 14, 2017, from 7pm to 8:30pm
in Northeast Olympia (8 classes, no class on May 17th)
- All instruments welcome (but remember we're doing melody only, not accompaniment)
- All levels (but see note below)
- Email for information 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.
The cost is $140 for all eight classes, or half price if you're taking weekly private lessons with me. If you can't make the full schedule, or if you live far away, you can have full access to the class web page and attend up to four classes for $70. (After four classes the cost is $25 per class, payable with PayPal.) 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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