Instructor: Andy Thacker
Age: Teens & Adults
4-weeks: Mondays, 9/12/22 – 10/03/22
5:30pm – 6:25pm
Description: This introductory is perfect for first time mandolin players! Students will be taught foundational skills in technique, learn their first tunes, and be immersed in the culture of traditional music by learning to play with others in a fun, and positive environment.
Prerequisite: None! This class will be starting students from scratch. Folks with a little prior experience but with only a tune or two under their belt may join this class as well.
What you will learn: Tunes: Boil ‘em Cabbage Down, Cripple Creek, Long Journey Home (other material may also be used)
Technique: Holding the mandolin, pick grip, simple alternating picking, open chords
Group playing skills: Playing with back-up, chopping, strumming open chords,
What students will need:
Functional mandolin (bridge and all 8 strings intact, all tuners in working order)
Notebook & pencil
Recording device optional
Next Level: Mandolin – Beginner II