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Music Workshops Announced by BCC
Aug 1, 2012
Anyone interested in learning or brushing up on their music skills, is invited to register for one or more of the following workshops held this fall at the South County Center of Berkshire Community College (BCC).

"Beginners' 5 String Banjo" (WKS-1549) a new workshop, teaches the basics of playing 5-string banjo and then progress to simple rolls, fills and other musical techniques that will have participants playing music with others in no time. Classes meet Tuesdays, Sept. 4 through Dec. 12, from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Cost for registration is $130.

"Introduction to Classical and Spanish Guitar" (WKS-1671) reviews basic guitar chords so students can play beautiful solo guitar pieces. Classes meet Tuesdays, Sept. 4 through Dec. 11, from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Cost for registration is $140.

"Beyond Basic Guitar" (WKS-1672) expands students' basic guitar skills. This new workshop teaches about capos and transposing and playing in different positions up and down the neck of the guitar. Classes meet Thursdays, Sept. 6 through Dec. 13, from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM. Cost for registration is $210.

"Expander Musical Jams" (WKS-1548) a new workshop, helps students create musical fills and solo as well as hold down the rhythm. All instruments and experience are welcome. Classes meet Thursdays, Sept. 6 through Dec. 13, from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM. Cost for registration is $210.

"Beginning Ukulele" (WKS-1542) teaches all the basics of the ukulele as well as fun tricks to make participants sound great. Classes meet Mondays, Sept. 10 through Dec. 17, from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Cost for registration is $130.

"Basic Music Theory" (WKS-1670) an informal beginners friendly class, teaches scales, chords and more. This new workshop shows participants how to become a better musician. Classes meet Saturdays, Nov. 3 through Nov. 17, from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. Cost for registration is $30.

"Songwriting Workshop" (WKS-1528) teaches the basics of songwriting. Students work on weekly assignments designed to improve writing skills. Classes meet Mondays, Sept. 10 through Dec. 17, from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Cost for registration is $130.

"Playing Open Mics" (WKS-1526) a new workshop, helps participants put themselves at ease performing songs at an open mic to give their best performance. Classes meet Saturdays, Nov. 3 through Nov. 17, from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM. Cost for registration is $45.

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


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