Prerequisite: A basic knowledge of the mandolin i.e. playing simple melodies and using basic chord shapes such as open G, C, and D.
Description: This class is aimed at moving you beyond the basics and developing an understanding of group playing in different genres of folk music.
We will be learning tunes and accompaniment in Appalachian, Bluegrass, Irish, Swing, and any other styles that pop up. We will learn and implement movable chord shapes and study rhythmic variations and applications to different styles.
Styles: Bluegrass, old-time, swing and Celtic. Recordings and music notation will be provided.