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Spring Class of Masters – “Irish Session band” Part 2

February 27, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

In this two-part course, students will learn to be the “house band” for an Irish Pub Session. There are thousands of Irish tunes to be played and we will be the band backing them up! The band will perform at the March “Celtic Ceilidh Jam Recital.”

Musical concepts include: basic and complex time signatures, modes, triads, sight singing, rhythmic syncopation, chord progressions, major/minor chords, ear training, improvisation, and transposition.

Class of Masters – Part 2 of the Irish Session Band series
Online with 3 in-person slots available

We continue our journey into becoming the world’s BEST Celtic Session band. We’ll review chord progressions for jigs and reels and add 2 kinds of rhythmic syncopation.

About The Event

This dynamic and usually hilarious monthly group class is about accompaniment to songs and tunes. It is for all levels, all instruments, and all ages. Melodic instruments will learn to play notes in the chord structure that sound good behind a soloist, rather than being the soloist. Singers will learn how to improvise backup parts in harmony together based on the chord structure of the song or tune. Guitar and Keyboard players will expand their accompaniment chops to many different styles of music.

These skills are introduced in “theory” in music theory classes. But, Class of Masters is the only class that puts it in perfect context to practice together and have fun learning as a group.

Regular attendees may be selected to sit in as the “house band” for quarterly Jam Recitals. This can work with or without specific arrangements and rehearsals. The class is designed to prepare all students for impromptu back up parts.

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February 27, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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