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Railroad Tunes with Marty Collin

May 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 7:55 pm

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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until May 30, 2019

Railroad Tunes
Instructor: Marty Collin
Level: Advancing Beginner
Age: Teens and Adults

Description: More chords, more songs, and more practice so those beginning, beautiful, ringing guitar chords, and those challenging chord changes, become part of your guitar vocabulary as you create your new library of old favorite sing-a-long tunes.Railroad Songsis a guitar course designed for advancing beginners to reinforce the strumming chord skills and will introduce new colors and voices to make your old six string guitar come to life. It is also perfect for anyone who long ago learned a few basic chords, left that guitar in the closet or under your bed to gather dust, and wants to get back in to making warm wooden acoustic music again. Must have some experience playing the guitar or have taken Guitar 1B or Guitar 1B. We will be looking at that well-loved folk music genre, railroad tunes…and the sons of Pullman porters and the sons of engineers.Can you hear those steel rails hummin’?

Prerequisite: Guitar 1A or 1B, or the ability to play a handful of chords and simple tunes.
Sampling of Tunes Learned: Wabash Cannonball, The Wreck of the Old 97, Freight Train, Hobo’s Lullaby, This Train is Bound For Glory, Railroad Bill, 500 Milles, City of New Orleans, I’ve Been Working on the Railroad and others.

What students will need:

  • Functional guitar
  • Tuner
  • Pick
  • Notebook & pencil
  • Recording device optional

Next Level: Guitar 2A

Thursdays, 4/25/19 – 5/30/19
7pm – 7:55pm


May 9, 2019
7:00 pm - 7:55 pm
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