For advanced beginner guitar students, ages 13 and up; 15 weeks,
45 minute classes
Do you already play acoustic guitar and sing – and love both? How about being part of a special guitar-playing-and-singing circle in which we not only play and sing a ton of already-published songs together from all kinds of genres, but we also explore the beginnings of songwriting? You don't have to be perfect, amazing, or advanced at either, but you need prior experience with both. If you have already been playing guitar for at least a little while and have mastered basic chords such as A, C, D, E, F, G; and can get a B chord in there sometimes, too; and maybe know some of the "7" and minor chords; then how about taking the next step and learning some basics of songwriting? We'll explore simple, beginner aspects of writing lyrics with supporting chord progressions (a.k.a., song craft) using the basic chords you already know. We'll write songs individually and in pairs and groups, and test them out on each other, even teaching them to each other and singing them together! Expand and explore your guitar-playing and singing skills and develop your songwriting muscles in a friendly, supportive, fun, and sometimes mildly-competitive environment (hey, it worked for the Beatles!) with like- minded, musical friends!