This class is a continuation of Guitar 1 and suitable for you if you’re able to play and switch open chords with relative comfort. As with all of my classes, each week we learn a song or two, each of which contains a skill set; new chords, strumming & finger picking patterns, information about navigating sheet music and tabs. Toward the end of the semester I’ll introduce you to bar chords and show you how to make friends with them. We’ll work on various finger exercises to help build strength and dexterity and I’ll help you create a manageable practice regimen. Please bring a guitar, flat pick and capo. Song list: Satisfaction (Rolling Stones), Killin’ The Blues, We’re Gonna Be Friends (White Stripes), Speed of the Sound of Loneliness (John Prine), As Tears Go By (Rolling Stones), Father & Son (Cat Stevens), Sugar Mountain (Neil Young).
November 6, 13, 20, 27, December 4, 11
Janet Feld has been performing in clubs and coffeehouses around the country (and a small bit overseas) and teaching music since the mid-1980s. She believes that everyone who has the desire to play music should take a leap of faith and sign up for lessons or classes; everyone can succeed with the right instructor. Janet teaches general music, guitar, piano, and songwriting to people of all ages at Passim, Pope John Paul II Academy, Dorchester Lower Mills and Columbia campuses, Shady Hill School, and Camp Grossman. Janet recently released a new CD titled, “I Met Myself.”