Intro to Guitar
By the time this class is finished, you will have become an accomplished rock star, at least in your own mind! In this introductory class, you will learn basic guitar techniques, including chording in different keys, strumming and finger picking, as well as a few famous lead guitar riffs. You will be surprised at how simple some of these are! We will also be playing several songs in different styles, such as folk, pop, and rock. In addition, we will discuss several different types of guitars and techniques of playing. The goal is to give you a foundation to take off and keep learning on your own.
Randall Ferguson has studied with guitarists Michael Hauser, John Duarte, and Carlos Barbosa-Lima. He has performed in flamenco clubs in Madrid, Spain, and in Mexico City, Veracruz, and Merida, Mexico. Also, he appeared on the Mexican Tonight Show, “Anoche,” on Mexican National Television. In addition to performing and private instruction, he retired in 2014, after 38 years of teaching vocal & instrumental music in the Farmington school district. For 20 years, Mr. Ferguson also taught 12 different classes in world ethnomusicology and music history through the Department of Continuing Studies in the Graduate School of Hamline University, in St. Paul. In addition to his guitar performances, he has presented a program on the music of Martin Luther at over 100 churches over the past 30 years. Mr. Ferguson lives in Northfield, Minnesota, with his wife Audrey, Rosie, the Chow Chow, and Riley, the Manx cat.
No Class Oct 10, Oct 31 & Nov 28
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