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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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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.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

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.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

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 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.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

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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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.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, Personal Enrichment.

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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