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Beginning Rock and Jazz Improvisation on The Blues

This class is for students who have taken Keith Ridenhour's Beginning Rock and Jazz Improvisation on the Blues class and wish to continue with these extended classes. Please, no new students.

Original class description:

This class is open to any instrument or vocalist who wants to learn to create melodies over chords tones or improvise a solo. You will study chord tones, the 3 main kinds of chords, how to play rhythms over chord tones to gain facility, what is a major and minor pentatonic and Blues scale. You will learn how to translate what you are hearing in your head out through your instrument for a solo or fills behind a singer.  You will have lots of opportunities to jam but the jams are structured to learn a specific skill. We will take some class time to listen and learn from Blues.



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880900 Extended
Petaluma High
Room D1
Ridenhour 4/17 - 5/22 Tu 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM $89.00 View

Flute 2

The prerequisite for this class is some experience playing flute in an ensemble.

In the beginning flute class, we looked at the basics of assembling and holding the flute, forming the embouchure, and getting correct hand position. We worked out of the Book Flute Student 1. We will continue in this 10-week class to refine all those elements but we will learn the harder material and begin memorizing scales and arpeggios the building blocks of music.  Just like Beginning Flute, I insist we have fun along the way.



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880602 Extended
Petaluma High
Room D1
Ridenhour 4/17 - 5/22 Tu 05:45 PM - 06:45 PM $75.00 View