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Learn to play a musical instrument, or expand your current musical skills in our fun classes. We offer guitar classes, along with other instruments such as harp, dulcimer and piano. All skill levels are welcome. You can also work on your voice skills by joining our singing and choir classes in both jazz and traditional styles. Give yourself the gift of music that will last a lifetime.

Music - Upcoming Classes

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If you've ever heard a piece of music you've heard an arrangement. If you've ever played a piece of music you've played an arrangement. Learn how to make yours more creative and interesting, even if you cannot read or write music. Get the tricks of the trade through audio and audio/visual examples of the great arrangers and performers as well as Mr. Baker's own works. Concepts can be applied to any size group or style, from solo instruments to stage bands; rock to jazz to Latin to country. The course will also touch on scales, chord progressions, and articulations. Includes a 23 page booklet of notes and examples.

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Section SUA-PE

12737
$90
6/5/17 - 7/10/17
Mon 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Maud Beenhouwer
New Mexico Jazz Workshop

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The Jazz Brain courses will present the essential information you will need in order to play jazz in any setting, including many of our ensemble classes. Part I will focus on the basics: chords and scales, how they"

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Section SUA-PE

12730
$65
6/6/17 - 6/27/17
Tue 7:45 PM - 9:15 PM
Lewis Winn
New Mexico Jazz Workshop

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This popular class gives a comprehensive first hand understanding of the main ingredients of Latin Jazz rhythms and genres such as bossa nova, salsa and samba. Materials for the class range from compositions of traditional well-known Latin Jazz artists to lesser known contemporary composers and musicians. A portion of class time is devoted to music theory and improvisation techniques.Intermediate level encouraged.

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Section SUA-PE

12742
$100
6/6/17 - 8/1/17
Tue 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Rodlfo Gonzalez
New Mexico Jazz Workshop

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This is a course for the beginning guitarist. Its objective is to get the students playing quickly, by emphasizing chords and right-hand strumming and figure picking patterns. The basic fundamentals of music, including note reading, rhythm, and harmonic structure will also be covered. Careful attention is given to proper playing technique. The students must bring a playable acoustic guitar to every class meeting. Note: A materials fee of $10 is payable to the instructor at first class meeting to cover text and teaching materials.

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Section SUA-PE

12753
$105
6/6/17 - 8/1/17
Tue 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Carlos Vinajeras
CE South Building

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The class will be centered on the rhythm guitar an its role in Rock and Roll, folk, Country and Pop genres. We will be building on the Chord vocabulary learned from the previous class and there will be some note reading, but the class will mostly focus on learning the strum patterns and chords for any song that would be available from multiple sources such as from Songbooks, Lead Sheets, online tabs and chords. The class will be using the Hal Leonard Guitar Method I book, but students are encouraged to learn their favorite songs. All types of guitars and genres are accepted in this class. Taking Guitar Beginning I is not required, but knowledge of chords (at least in the keys of C and G) and some note reading skills are required. Note: A Materials Fee of $10 is payable to the instructor at the beginning of the first class session.

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Section SUA-PE

12754
$105
6/6/17 - 8/1/17
Tue 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Carlos Vinajeras
CE South Building

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This six week course will explore a variety of blues guitar styles including fingerstyle and pickstyle playing. Scales, chords and major blues artist transcriptions will be covered.

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12746
$90
6/7/17 - 7/12/17
Wed 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Dan Dowling
New Mexico Jazz Workshop

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This fascinating instrument has a captivating voice and is mesmerizing to watch being played! From the Near East to Western Europe, across the Atlantic Ocean to the American Colonies, the Hammered Dulcimer has a long history encompassing many music traditions. Trapezoidal in shape with many strings running across the soundboard, this forerunner of the piano is played by striking strings with small hammers. This class will cover how the notes are laid out, with a hands-on approach to begin playing tunes. Loaner instruments will be available during class. No previous musical experience is required. The class text will be available for purchase at the first session.

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Section SUA-PE

12760
$85
7/10/17 - 7/31/17
Mon 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Scott Reeder
Apple Mountain Music

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Part II of the Jazz Brain series will explore the diatonic world in more depth and then go beyond into the non-diatonic (exotic!) sounds. The goal is to expand the improviser"

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Section SUA-PE

12731
$65
7/11/17 - 8/1/17
Tue 7:45 PM - 9:15 PM
Lewis Winn
New Mexico Jazz Workshop

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Believe it not — you can sing! Even if you feel (or have been told) you can"

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Section SUA-PE

12792
$95
7/18/17 - 8/8/17
Tue 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Diana Segara
Segara Residence - NE Area

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Want to sing with more confidence and control? If you can carry a tune, join this vocals class to practice singing solo and as a group with a certified singing teacher. You"

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Section SUA-PE

12791
$105
7/20/17 - 8/24/17
Thu 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Diana Segara
Segara Residence - NE Area

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Join us and explore the positive role of singing in our lives and overcome the obstacles that deprive many of us of that joy. Learn exercises to develop vocal control and hlep you hold your own harmonies. Get silly, dance around, make weird faces and break taboos. This class is for everyone, no experience necessary.

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Section SUA-PE

12793
$95
8/9/17 - 8/30/17
Wed 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Cathleen Wilder
CE South Building

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The University Chorus is a large, non-audtioned choir that sings a major choral-orchestral piece each semester. This semester we will practice and perform Rejoice in the Lamb and other pieces for choir and organ. Performance on May 5, First Presbyterian Church.

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Section SUA-PE

12798
$65
8/22/17 - 12/5/17
Tue 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Juan Hernandez
UNM Main Campus

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UNM Tuition Remission

UNM Staff, Faculty & Retirees: You may use your Personal Enrichment Tuition Remission for Music Classes.

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