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Open Blues Improv (MOP2)
Start Date:Thursday, January 18 (6 meetings)Location: 242, LHS
Instructor: Robert Butler Meeting Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuition: $160($145 for seniors)Status: Cancelled

Do you find yourself drawn to the soulful melodies and stirring rhythms of Blues music? This Blues improv/jam session was created to bring players of all instruments together who want to express themselves through this powerful American music style while in a relaxed, non competitive setting. Sign up for the first class with the option of returning as suits your schedule. Regardless of what instrument you play, you are welcome to join us. Woodwinds, horns, strings, keys, percussion, guitar, etc are all welcome. Detailed class demonstrations on technique include: melodic soloing, walking bass lines, harmonic chord structures and a wide variety classic Blues rhythms. Working from tablature, chord charts, classical manuscript and of course by ear, we'll cover such classic Blues genres as: Chicago and Urban Blues, Swing, Boogie Woogie and the rural Folk Blues of the South . Players should have basic skills in rhythm and melody and bring their own instruments and equipment to class. You need not be a high level or professional musician to have fun with this open improv. Every student will be provided parts that match their level of ability. Teacher Robert Butler will supply all curriculum based lead sheets, texts and diagrams.


Robert Butler has been a teacher in the Lincoln Schools for 22 years.