These events from Dusty Strings missed the September Flyer:
Blues Harmonica Master Class with Grant Dermody. Saturday, September 2, 11am-1pm. Cost: $90. In person at Dusty Strings, 3406 Fremont Ave N. In this special master class, Grant will share his approach and techniques, share tips from the pros, and answer questions about practicing and musicianship. Every participant will have the opportunity to receive individual attention, and Grant may invite students to play for constructive feedback. Grant will also share his deep knowledge of the blues and stories of his life as a career blues musician. Register at dustystrings.com.
Beginning Ukulele 1 with Birch Pereira. Four Wednesdays, September 6, 13, 20, 27. 12pm-1pm. Cost: $120. In person at Dusty Strings, 3406 Fremont Ave N. Learn the fundamentals of this popular instrument! You’ll start off learning how to hold, tune, strum, and play basic chords and melodies from TAB. You’ll learn basic strumming and rhythmic patterns, develop good practice habits, and even start singing along to familiar songs as you play! This class is perfect for total beginners and those with a little bit of experience. Register at dustystrings.com.
Beginning Guitar 1 with Jonathan Shue. Four Saturdays, September 9, 16, 23, 30. 11am–12pm. Cost: $120. In person at Dusty Strings, 3406 Fremont Ave N. Over the course of four weeks, you’ll learn at least three basic chords and strum patterns used throughout popular music. You’ll develop good practice habits and a strong foundation for playing guitar with ease so you can enjoy your instrument for years to come! We’ll explore popular songs from the 20th century from folk to rock. Register at dustystrings.com.
Swinging the Blues with Eric Madis. Saturday, September 16. 11am–1pm. Cost: $50. In person at Dusty Strings, 3406 Fremont Ave N, Seattle. This class teaches a jazz approach to the blues, including understanding the song structures and harmo-ny/theory of blues. Learn a blues tune/progression, new chords and techniques for soloing, include scales, arpeggios and classic riffs. For intermediate guitarists. Eric Madis is a working musician and recording artist and has taught guitar throughout the U.S. and Canada since 1976. Register at dustystrings.com.
Anything Goes! Broadway Showtunes for Ukulele with Susan Howell. Five Tuesdays, Sept. 19, 26, 3, 10, and 17. 12pm–1pm. Cost: $120. In person at Dusty Strings, 3406 Fremont Ave N. Learn and explore Broadway showtunes from Cole Porter to Leonard Bernstein to Lin-Manual Miranda. Suggestions welcome!
Songwriting Intensive with Tai Shan. Five Tuesdays, September 19, 26, October 3, 10, 17. 7pm–8:30pm PST. Cost: $150. Online via Zoom. Join Nashville songwriter Tai Shan for a four-week online songwriting course designed to get you writing a new song every week! During each session, Tai will provide you with a prompt to use as inspiration to write a song, poem, or chord progression. The following week you will bring your creation to share with the group (either live or with a basic recording from your phone). Scared you will not know what to write? In every class we will explore the tools you need in your songwriter’s tool chest to work as a professional songwriter.
Guitar Master Class with Muriel Anderson. Saturday, September 23. 11am-1pm. Cost: $90. In person at Dusty Strings, 3406 Fremont Ave N. In this special master class, Muriel will share her innovative approach to technique, arranging, interpretation, and inspiration. Participants will learn new riffs or tunes, and Muriel will play a few tunes, as well. Every participant will have the opportunity to ask questions and receive individual attention on techniques, playing, and musicianship to help you make the most of your time with your guitar.