Harmony Music House
Private and group music lessons | Boulder CO | Established in 2010
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Bluegrass Ensembles

A chance to learn how to play your instrument with others in a bluegrass jam setting, right here in Boulder, CO

fall 2019 info and dates

all of our fall session classes are full

info@harmonymusichouse.com

Bluegrass Ensemble 102

This class is designed for bluegrass students who are getting more comfortable with taking "breaks" and playing rhythm at moderate tempos. If you are looking to learn the secret handshakes of bluegrass that aren't explained at the jams, then this class will take that mystery away and make you a more competent and informed player. By the way, it's a lot of fun too.

These classes will cover more material than the beginner ensembles, in the same amount of time. There will be focus on kick-offs/endings, what role your instrument plays in the group (rhythm and lead), encouragement to learn melodies by ear, potentially taking improvised breaks, and much more. All of these elements will be catered to your comfort level. 

Prior to the start of class a few fiddle tunes will be picked by the instructor so that you can start practicing before class starts. Each student will have the opportunity to pick a song that they would like to play with the class. Those songs will be learned, and performed by the whole group. After the last class meeting the group will perform somewhere in Boulder County (TBD).

Instructor: Robby Loeb
Class size: For any class to run, there must be at least 4 people signed up.

Session 2 (FULL)

What time: Wednesday, 5:30 to 7:00pm
Duration: 11 weeks. Sep. 3 - Nov. 12 (Performance Nov. 15)

Session 3 (full)

What time: Wednesday, 7:30 to 9:00pm
Duration: 11 weeks. Sep. 4 - Nov. 13 (Performance Nov. 15)

Session 4 (FULL)

What time: Thursday, 5:30 to 7:00pm
Duration: 10 weeks. Sep. 5 - Nov. 14 (Performance Nov. 15)

Session 5 (Full)

What time: Thursday, 7:30 to 9:00pm
Duration: 10 weeks. Sep. 5 - Nov. 14 (Performance Nov. 15)

Performance

Friday, November 15th at 6pm. Location TBD

Potluck at 5:30pm, Music starts at 6:00pm

Price

$35 per class.  10 week sessions $350, 11 week sessions $385

If you are new to these classes please contact us to confirm that there is space available.  It is also highly recommended that you meet with the instructor to see which class is best suited for your skill level. Meeting with the instructor is a free consultation that will take less than 30 minutes.


Bluegrass Ensemble 101

This class is designed for the beginning bluegrass player.  In order to get the most out of this class, you should be able to switch between chords and/or hold rhythm on your instrument.  The class will focus on how to play in a group setting successfully.  You will learn how to kick-off and end a song, what role your instrument plays while taking a solo and playing rhythm, what standard bluegrass song format is (The I, IV, V), and much more.

Prior to the start of class a few fiddle tunes will be picked by the instructor so that you can start practicing before class starts.  Each student will have the opportunity to pick a song that they would like to play with the class.  Those songs will be learned, and performed by the whole group.  After the last class meeting the group will somewhere in Boulder County (TBD).  If you are looking to learn the secret handshakes of bluegrass that aren't explained at the jams, then this class will take that mystery away and make you a more competent and informed player.  By the way, it's a lot of fun too.

Instructor: Robby Loeb

Session 1 (FUll)

What time: Tuesday, 7:00 to 8:30pm
Duration: 11 weeks. Sep. 3 - Nov. 12 (Performance Nov. 15)

Performance

Friday, November 15th at 6pm. Location TBD

Potluck at 5:30pm, Music starts at 6:00pm

Price

$35 per class.  11 week session $385

If you are new to these classes please contact us to confirm that there is space available.  It is also highly recommended that you meet with the instructor to see which class is best suited for your skill level. Meeting with the instructor is a free consultation that will take less than 30 minutes.