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January 2019

Classical Chamber Ensemble – James Tobin and Sarah Weltman

January 6, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 4:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Sunday, repeating until March 24, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$300

Classical Chamber Ensemble Level: Intermediate - Advanced Age: Teens & Adults Time: Sundays, 4pm - 4:55pm Description: The Front Porch is launching a new chamber music opportunity for teens and adults! Registration deadline is Dec. 20 for this 12 week session that begins Sunday, Jan 6. Please send in a 2 minute video to info@frontporchcville.org with your registration materials so that the instructors can assemble level-specific groups and pick appropriate repertoire for each ensemble. String and woodwind musicians are welcome, and advanced…

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Fiddle Tunes for Bluegrass Mandolin and Guitar – Andy Thacker

January 7, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 25, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$300

Fiddle Tunes for Bluegrass Mandolin and Guitar Instructor: Andy Thacker Level: Intermediate - Advanced Age: Teens and Adults Description: Applying bluegrass and old time fiddle tunes to plectrum based instruments like guitar and mandolin can be very fun. It also opens up a whole new door for technique and improvisation. In this class we will explore a handful of traditional fiddle tunes starting with a solid execution of the melody and the accompanying rhythm to go along with it. Beyond that we will…

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The Roots of Rock Series – Larry Kent

January 7, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Monday, repeating until March 25, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$100 – $300

The Roots of Rock Series: Part 1 - American Folk Legends Instructor: Larry Kent Level: Intermediate - Advanced Ages: Teens & Adults Description: This 3 part series focuses on learning to play songs by American folk legends, such as Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, and Woodie Guthrie. This class will include the use of substitution and added-note chords and transposition to different keys. Students will learn the appropriate solos and "fills." Each class meeting will include an informal jam on the songs studied during…

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Bob Marley Tunes – Chris Leva

January 8, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 5:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 26, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$300

Bob Marley Tunes Instructor: Chris Leva Level: Intermediate Age: Teens and Adults Description: The songs of Bob Marley are among the most beloved compositions the world over. We will explore the lyrics, melodies, chords, and grooves of several tunes to bring this music into the repertoire of the acoustic musician. What students will need: Instrument Tuner Notebook & pencil Recording device optional Next Level: Repertoire classes, instrument specific courses Tuesdays, 1/8/19 – 3/26/19 5pm – 5:55pm $300

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Rise Up Singing – Pete Vigour

January 8, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 26, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$300

Rise Up Singing Instructor: Pete Vigour Level: Advancing Beginner - Advanced Age: Teens and Adults Description: The “Rise Up Singing” songbook is a wonderful resource for everyone who loves to sing with their family and friends. It contains the lyrics and chords for 1200 songs in many genres, from all parts of the US and around the world.  Pete will lead your favorites from the songbook and will assist in finding the right key and accompaniment for your voice and instrument. This class…

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Songs of The Carter Family – Malia Furtado

January 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 7:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 26, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$300

Songs of The Carter Family Instructor: Malia Furtado Level: Advancing Beginner Age: Teens and Adults Description: Songs of the Carter Family is a repertoire class developed for students who have taken a 1A instrument class. It is perfect for students who would like to spend some extra time establishing their 1A skills while learning a few more tunes before moving on to the next level. Students will learn a number of favorite Carter Family classics, including Wildwood Flower, Will the Circle Be Unbroken,…

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Pickin’ on The Grateful Dead – Andy Thacker

January 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 7:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, repeating until March 26, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$300

Pickin' on The Grateful Dead Instructor: Andy Thacker Level: Advancing Intermediate - Advanced Age: Teens and Adults Description: In this class we will look at a variety of Grateful Dead tunes that work well with bluegrass instrumentation. Keeping the songs as they are while adding a bluegrass flare and applying lines and chord changes to the instruments. Aside from the long open jams in dead music lie some truly amazing structured chord changes and arrangements that truly work well in a bluegrass lineup.…

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Bluegrass Repertoire – Andy Thacker

January 8, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 8:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 26, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$300

Bluegrass Repertoire Instructor: Andy Thacker Level: Intermediate - Advanced Age: Teens & Adults Description: We'll learn a variety of traditional and contemporary bluegrass songs regularly played at our weekly bluegrass jam. The instructor will propose songs as examples, and the attendees can propose song choices of their own at the first class session. Open to all singers, and players of acoustic musical instruments. No formal training required. Tunes will be taught by ear, supplemental materials provided. Prerequisite: 3A level courses, students should be able…

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Texas Swing Fiddling – Malia Furtado

January 9, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 12:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 27, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$300

Texas Swing Fiddling Instructor: Malia Furtado Level: Advanced Age: Teens & Adults Description: Each class of this 6-week session will focus on a different Texas fiddle master - Bob Wills, Johnny Gimble, and Benny Thomasson. Participants can expect to learn a rag, some twin fiddling, and some sweet swinging double-stops. Prerequisite: Fiddlers should be comfortable in a jam setting and comfortable with tunes such as Cherokee Shuffle or Bill Cheatum What students will need: Functional instrument Tuner Notebook & pencil Recording device…

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Railroad Tunes – Marty Collin

January 9, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 5:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 27, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$300

Railroad Tunes Instructor: Marty Collin Level: Advancing Beginner Ages: 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 Songs is a 12-week course designed to reinforce the strumming and chord skills at the place where the beginner’s class left off, and to introduce new colors and voices to make your old…

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Old Time Repertoire – Pete Vigour

January 9, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 6:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 27, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$300

Old Time Repertoire Instructor: Pete Vigour Level: Intermediate - Advanced Age: Teens & Adults Description: We'll learn a variety of tunes regularly played at our weekly old time jam. The instructor will propose songs as examples, and the attendees can propose song choices of their own at the first class session. Open to all singers, and players of acoustic musical instruments. No formal training required. Tunes will be taught by ear, supplemental materials provided. Prerequisite: 3A level courses, students should be able to play…

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Girl Band for Adults – Molly Murphy

January 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 7:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 27, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$300

Girl Band for Adults Instructor: Molly Murphy Level: Advancing Beginner - Advanced Age: Adults Description: Let's get together to empower each other and women in music by making music by women, for women, performed by women! Bring your instrument(s) into the mix, a song you are writing or have written, and/or a cover song idea that you'd like to learn. We'll make our own arrangements and figure out how to incorporate as many gals' musical talents together to make a super fun GIRL…

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Railroad Tunes (11am) – Marty Collin

January 10, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 11:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Thursday, repeating until March 28, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$300

Railroad Tunes Instructor: Marty Collin Level: Advancing Beginner Ages: 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 Songs is a 12-week course designed to reinforce the strumming and chord skills at the place where the beginner’s class left off, and to introduce new colors and voices to make your old…

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