Progressions: Section 1

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Week 1

Tuesday, August 31st, 2021

Thursday, September 2nd, 2021

Tuesday - Introduction

  - Repertoire - PDF

 

  - Serving the Song

  - Practicing 

  - Reading charts, tabs, notation

  - Counting, groove, timing

Thursday - Music Theory

  - The Musical Alphabet

  - Scales,

  - Chords, Voicings

Week 2

Tuesday, September 7th, 2021

Thursday, September 9th, 2021

Tuesday - Serving the Song: Ensemble Skills

  - Organizing your thoughts

  - Learning to listen

  - Reacting - environment, ensemble, audience

  - Serving the song

Thursday - [IN PERSON] - Jam at Swallow Hill

  - Meet at our normal class time at Swallow Hill Music Association: 71 E. Yale Ave. Denver, CO 80210 (maps)

  - You must bring a song to play

  - You must try to play a solo

Week 3

Tuesday, September 14th, 2021

Thursday, September 16th, 2021

Tuesday - Jamming Assessment

  - What did you learn about yourself?

  - What was challenging?

  - What did you do well?

  - What do you need to work on?

  - How do these things inform your practice?

  - Finding places to play - Jams, open mics, gigs

Thursday - Rhythm Guitar Basics

  - Alternating bass strum

  - Phrasing

  - Song structures

Week 4

Tuesday, September 21st, 2021

Thursday, September 23rd, 2021

Tuesday - Serving the Song: Developing repertoire

  - Finding songs

  - Learning songs

  - Making arrangements

Thursday - Recital

  - Play a song you have prepared