Sip and Strum
For string players 21 and older!
Instructor – Richy Hall (Mason Music Guitar Teacher)
WHAT: Come hang out with us on Monday evenings for a laid-back acoustic jam session! We will be playing each week through a different genre of music focusing on very familiar and playable tunes – all while enjoying your favorite beverage! This jam session is open to acoustic guitars, ukuleles, mandolins, banjos, dobros and the like. We will spend time each week looking at chord charts, playing through the basic strumming patterns and handling any necessary riffs to the song, and discussing ways to jam and solo over each chord progression. A basic knowledge of open chords, capo transposition skills and strumming patterns are necessary, but more advanced players are welcome and encouraged.
WHEN: Every Monday, April 2 through May 21, from 8:00-9:00 PM
WHERE: Mason Music’s Bluff Park Studio (761 Shades Mountain Plaza, Hoover, AL 35226)
The cost of this class is $250.
Acoustic Jam Session
Acoustic Jam Session is geared towards acoustic guitar, ukulele, mandolin, violin and banjo players with basic skills that want to learn to jam with others. Each session you’ll tune up, introduce and listen to the day’s song, take a look at the chord chart and then play it. Song choices will focus around styles like Americana, Bluegrass, Blues Rock and Acoustic Rock and artists like John Denver, Allman Brothers and Jason Isbell.
Instructor – Sarah Green (Mason Music Guitar Teacher)
For acoustic guitar, ukulele, mandolin, violin and banjo players, ages 14 and up. *Classical guitarists are welcome to participate in this class, but note that the material being learned and played will be chord and strumming oriented.
What You’ll Get Out Of The Jam Session:
– You’ll learn to play new chords, strum patterns and musical styles
– You’ll learn how to read chord charts
– You’ll learn enough basic theory to make your own chord charts
– You’ll learn about new artists
– You’ll learn to listen to others while playing
– You’ll make new friends
– You’ll improve your playing with regular practice.
Materials Needed: Bring your instrument, and feel free to bring a guitar stand or foot stool if you prefer to use those while playing.
Every Tuesday, starting April 3, from 8:00-9:00 PM.
Mason Music’s Mountain Brook Studio (2903 Cahaba Road, Birmingham, AL 35223)