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Play the Guitar, Write Songs, and More
Jan 8, 2010

Anyone interested in learning to write songs, play the guitar or brush up on guitar skills, is invited to register for the following music workshops held this spring at the South County Center of Berkshire Community College:

"Absolute Beginner's Guitar" (WKS 796) teaches the basics of guitar from tuning, strumming and finger picking to simple lead and bass lines. Classes meet Tuesday evening, Feb. 2 through May 11, from 5 to 6; or Thursday evening, Feb. 4 through May 13, from 4:30 to 5:30 or 7:30 to 8:30.

"Guitar - Step Two" (WKS 800) builds on the skills and knowledge learned in the beginner's course Students use song arrangements to learn about chord voicing, walking bass lines, Travis picking, and more. Classes meet Thursday evening, Feb 4 through May 13, from 6:30 to 7:30; or Tuesday evening, Feb. 2 through May 11, from 7 to 8.

"Guitar Jam Workshop" (WKS-841) combines group play with practical applications of music theory and guitar techniques. Classes meet Thursday evening, Feb. 4 through May 13, from 5:30 to 6:30.

"Songwriting Workshop" (WKS 1528) for all levels of experience, teaches songwriting basics. Students work on weekly assignments to improve music skills. Classes meet Tuesday evening, Feb. 2 through May 11, from 6 to 7.

For more information, or to register, call BCC's South County Center in Great Barrington, 413-528-4521. For long distance (in Mass only), call 800-816-1233, ext. 5201 or 5202.


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