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Group Guitar Workshop for Intermediate Players

Christmas Music for Intermediate Guitar Players

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UPDATED 9/10/18

6-week sessions

– TOTAL beginner fingerstyle guitar
– Intermediate/adv. beginner fingerstyle guitar
Saturdays, October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3, (NOT 10) and November 17, with instructor Ed Sweeney

– Group Guitar Workshop for intermediate players is on Mondays, October 15, 22, 29, and Nov 5, 12, 19
– NEW! Christmas Guitar class for intermediate players is on Mondays, October 22, 29, and Nov 5, 12, 19, 26

Blackstone River Theatre will offer TOTAL beginner and intermediate/advanced beginner FINGERSTYLE GUITAR classes with Ed Sweeney on Saturdays, October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3, (NOT 10) and November 17, from 1:00 to 1:50 PM (TOTAL beginner) and 3:00 to 4:00 PM (intermediate/advanced beginner). These will be small group classes geared toward adults or teens age 14-and-up. Fee is $90 per student per six-week session. Minimum three needed to hold class, maximum five. The classes are open to TOTAL beginner and intermediate/advanced beginners who need help tuning, forming basic chords, changing from one chord to another, and learning basic picking and strumming techniques. We will investigate basic music theory, ear training, and approaches to song accompaniment and students will develop correct posture and hand position, identify the parts of the guitar, learn basic chords and single notes in first position, and more. Participants must bring their own steel-string guitar! NOTES: TOTAL beginners ... your fingers WILL hurt. Ed will also evaluate and approve your guitar so your fingers don't hurt even more!

Blackstone River Theatre will offer a Group Guitar Workshop for intermediate level players with Ed Sweeney on Mondays starting October 15, 22, 29, and November 5, 12, 19, from 6:30 to 7:30 PM. This will be a group class geared toward adults or teens age 16-and-up. Minimum 2 and maximum 5 students. Fee is $90 per student per six-week session. Student must be able to switch from standard tuning into a different tuning. Student needs a solid knowledge of chords and changing from one chord to another in rhythm. Everyone will work on their own selected pieces as well as more complex arrangements and exercises that Ed presents to the group. Bring your own ideas and questions and Ed will help with your technique!

Blackstone River Theatre will offer a NEW Christmas Guitar class for intermediate players with Ed Sweeney on Mondays, October 22, 29, and Nov 5, 12, 19, 26, from 7:45 to 8:45 PM. This will be a group class geared toward adults or teens age 16-and-up. Minimum 2 and maximum 5 students. Fee is $90 per student per six-week session. Ed will write out many of his Christmas arrangements for the students. In addition, each student will work on their own arrangement of a Christmas song they would like to learn. No one loves Christmas music on the guitar more than Ed and he is very excited to bring this new class to Blackstone River Theatre!

HOW TO REGISTER 
So we can be assured of meeting the minimum needed to hold any of our class offerings, BRT NEEDS PRE-PAYMENT AT LEAST 3 DAYS BEFORE THE START OF ANY CLASS (and hopefully sooner!) or we'll need to cancel at that time.
If you are interested in a guitar class, please:
1. E-mail russell@riverfolk.org to pre-register and then,
2. Put a check payable to Blackstone River Theatre in the mail ASAP to: Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad Street, Cumberland, Rhode Island 02864