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  • Bass Guitar: Basics 1

    Authored by Braun Khan

    Welcome to Bass Guitar: Basics 1. This course is designed to introduce students to the bass guitar, and get them passionate about playing the instrument. Students will explore and learn about the instrument, proper playing technique, styles of music, and important figures in bass history. This course will teach students how to read standard notation, tablature, fingerboard diagrams, and chord charts both in reading and, eventually, composing and improvising on the bass. Students can expect to encounter a variety of listening and playing assignments, as well as lesson quizzes and exams. By the end of the course, students will have a portfolio of recordings that reflect the progress they made, original compositions, and a skill set to tackle new music. They’ll also be ready to start Bass Basics 2!

    $250.00
    Course ID: EA-BGU-01
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  • Classical Guitar: Basics 1

    Authored by Kirk Hanser

    Welcome to Classical Guitar: Basics 1! In this course students will not only learn a great deal about the basics of playing the classical guitar, but also the basics of music in general.

    This course delves into the history of the classical guitar, showing students how the instrument was developed and how music evolved from important composers and performers. Proper playing technique is foundational to the course, and is supported through warm-ups, technical exercises, and playing etudes. Students will learn new songs in every lesson to improve notational reading skills, playing, and ear training. Lastly, students will interact with a variety of media platforms that showcase incredible players and inspire personal growth. Students can expect to encounter a variety of listening and playing assignments, as well as lesson quizzes and exams. By the end of the course, students will have a portfolio of recordings that reflect the progress they made and will be ready for the next semester!

    It is highly recommended that students approach their studies with the help of an instructor, unless this is absolutely not possible. An instructor will be able to help further clarify musical and technical issues that will certainly come up during this course, and will certainly help students move through the course faster and with more confidence. This course provides a comprehensive guide to getting students playing the classical guitar, but learning with others can be an excellent way to foster appreciation and excitement when first starting out.

    $250.00
    Course ID: EA-CLG-01
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  • Classical Guitar: Basics 2

    Authored by Kirk Hanser

    Welcome to Classical Guitar: Basics 2! Building upon topics learned in Basics 1, students will dive further into the fundamentals of playing the classical guitar, and develop their reading and listening skills to better understand how music is written for their instrument. This course features more intermediate technique to challenge students, analyzes scale construction for major and minor scales, uses ear training (interval recognition) to help with more efficient reading and learning, and discusses important classical guitar figures that shaped the history of the instrument. Students can expect to encounter a variety of listening and playing assignments, as well as lesson quizzes and exams. By the end of the course, students will have a portfolio of recordings that reflect the progress they made and will be ready for the next semester!

    $250.00
    Course ID: EA-CLG-02
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  • Contemporary Keyboarding: Basics 1

    Authored by Per Danielsson

    Welcome to Contemporary Keyboarding: Basics 1. This class takes students through the evolution of the classical-era piano and into the modern synthesizer. Students will learn the history of the instrument, explore and play different types of music, and learn about notable players. Throughout this semester students will focus on reading music, developing proper technique, understanding and applying music theory concepts, as well as how to improvise and even compose original music. Students can expect to encounter a variety of listening and playing assignments, as well as lesson quizzes and exams. By the end of the course, students will have a portfolio of recordings that reflect the progress they made and will be ready for the next semester!

    $250.00
    Course ID: EA-KEY-01
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  • Drums: Basics 1

    Authored by John Riley

    Welcome to Drums Basics 1! This course is , and focuses on creating a solid drumming foundation. Throughout the course students will study the fundamentals of playing drum set, including developing proper technique, learning to read music for the drum set, and learning to play essential groove and fill ideas that every drummer needs to know. This course highlights the invention of primitive to modern drums and discusses how drumming has evolved over centuries. Students will learn how to count and hear rhythms accurately, and will sharpen their counting skills through play-along and listening assignments. By the end of the course, students will have a fundamental understanding of how to play each drum in the drum kit and how to come up with grooves of their own. Students can expect to encounter a variety of listening and playing assignments, as well as lesson quizzes and exams.  By the end of the course, students will have a portfolio of recordings that reflect the progress they made and will be ready for the next semester!

    $250.00
    Course ID: EA-DRM-01
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  • Drums: Basics 2

    Authored by John Riley

    Welcome to Drums: Basics 2! In this second course of lessons for drum set, the focus is on groove drumming. Students will explore adding more texture and substance to grooves by using open/close hihat techniques (hihat “barking”), and incorporating the bell of the ride for accented patterns that will take their grooves to the next level. Students will also dedicate lessons to sixteenth-note based grooves, focusing on new and exciting sixteenth note bass drum patterns, as well as technique for playing up-tempo sixteenth-note grooves using alternating hand patterns. In addition to the straight ahead sixteenth-note grooves students will learn a few of the tried and true syncopated ride and hihat patterns that will transform the sound and feel of their grooves and provide some great new options for them to explore. This course also begins looking to move away from the backbeat by exploring different snare drum ideas and rhythms within these grooves. Lastly, there’s an added lesson focusing on a groove concept created by the legend himself, Steve Gadd, which will be sure to challenge students, and allow them to sound like a true pro! Students can expect to encounter a variety of listening and playing assignments, as well as lesson quizzes and exams. By the end of the course, students will have a portfolio of recordings that reflect the progress they made and will be ready for the next semester! Drums: Basics 2 is loaded with more of the basic drumming techniques that every drummer needs to know, so buckle up and dig in!

    $250.00
    Course ID: EA-DRM-02
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  • Flute: Basics 1

    Authored by Katherine Emeneth

    Welcome to the wonderful world of flute! Flute: Basics 1 lays a solid foundation for the beginning flutist. Breathing, sound development, embouchure, posture, instrument assembly, and note reading are among the first topics covered. Students will also learn about the history of the flute, listen to a variety of genres of flute music, and understand proper flute maintenance with lots of listening and video examples to reinforce all topics. Throughout the course, effective practice—like warming up, productive habits, and other essential exercises—are explored, each lesson packed with ample information and exercises for students to develop their flute playing skills.
    Lastly, musical skills such as reading music, composing music, and improvising are also covered. All of this combined will create well-rounded flutists and musicians! Students can expect to encounter a variety of listening and playing assignments, as well as lesson quizzes and exams. By the end of the course, students will have a portfolio of recordings that reflect the progress they made and will be ready for the next semester!

    $250.00
    Course ID: EA-FLU-01
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  • Flute: Basics 2

    Authored by Katherine Emeneth

    Flute: Basics 2 continues students’ exploration of topics covered in Basics 1. Students will look more at technique, specifically working on embouchure development and breath control. They will also continue their study of basic note and rhythm reading skills, and will work towards learning all major scales and arpeggios. New topics such as the introduction of famous and influential flutists, an introduction to the members of the flute family, and topics in world music are covered to broaden students’ perspective and understanding of the instrument. Finally, students will learn a variety of expressive options to improve technical skills and enhance their sound. Students can expect to encounter a variety of listening and playing assignments, as well as lesson quizzes and exams. By the end of the course, students will have a portfolio of recordings that reflect the progress they made and will be ready for the next semester!

    $250.00
    Course ID: EA-FLU-02
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  • French Horn: Basics 1

    Authored by Leslie Hart

    French Horn: Basics 1 is designed to introduce beginner students to the horn in an efficient, gradual, and fun way that will lay a solid foundation for growth on the instrument. This course is designed for students to play the horn properly, but also to have fun! By taking these Basics-level courses, students are preparing themselves for a lifetime of making music and learning the language of music. Technique is present in every lesson in Basics 1. Lessons also cover ear training, music reading skills, and developing critical listening skills. Students will observe professional footage through recordings and video, giving them the inspiration to dig into the exercises designed to improve comprehension and musicianship. This course also looks at the history of the French horn’s development, giving students insight into how this instrument functions and why they’re learning to play with good technique. Students can expect to encounter a variety of listening and playing assignments, as well as lesson quizzes and exams. By the end of the course, students will have a portfolio of recordings that reflect the progress they made and will be ready for the next semester! After this course is complete, students can continue with other courses that will expand their knowledge of the instrument, its history, music theory, improvisation, and composition.

    $250.00
    Course ID: EA-FRH-01
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  • Guitar: Basics 1

    Authored by Corey Christiansen

    Welcome to Guitar: Basics 1! This course is designed to get students excited about playing guitar by serving as an introduction to the instrument, playing technique, types of music, and important figures in guitar performance. By taking this course students will learn how to play properly and how to read standard notation and tablature, chord diagrams, and chord charts. Students will also learn guitar care, maintenance, history, composition, and performance techniques. They will develop the ability to hear technique in other players and work to refine this listening skill. Students can expect to encounter a variety of listening and playing assignments, as well as lesson quizzes and exams. By the end of the course, students will have a portfolio of recordings that reflect the progress they made and will be ready for the next semester! This course is an entryway to an awesome world of playing in many different styles. By taking this beginner course, students are preparing themselves for a lifetime of making music for their own enjoyment and the enjoyment of others.

    $250.00
    Course ID: EA-GUI-01
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  • Guitar: Basics 2

    Authored by Corey Christiansen

    Welcome to Guitar: Basics 2! This course builds upon the ideas and concepts taught in Guitar: Basics 1 and will further aid students in mastering the fundamentals of guitar playing. In Basics 2, students will increase their chord knowledge and ability, gain more experience reading notation, and learn different styles of music on the guitar, including fingerpicking and blues. Through studying different kinds of scales, harmonic progressions, and playing techniques, students will have the tools and know-how to begin composing and soloing throughout the course. Students will also learn about the history of the modern guitar, examining important players and styles of music. Students can expect to encounter a variety of listening and playing assignments, as well as lesson quizzes and exams. By the end of the course, students will have a portfolio of recordings that reflect the progress they made and will be ready for the next semester!

    $250.00
    Course ID: EA-GUI-02
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  • Music Theory: Basics 1

    Authored by Mark Frandsen

    Welcome to Music Theory: Basics 1! This course is designed to introduce students to the foundational concepts and building blocks of music and how to apply these ideas to their instrument. More importantly, it is designed for students to acquire the vocabulary and knowledge needed to communicate with other musicians and to apply the principles learned to better convey their musical ideas. Throughout this course students will learn to read, write, and create their own music. They’ll also learn about pitches as well as major and minor scales. Finally, students will also learn where modern music theory came from and how it’s evolved over time. Students can expect to encounter a variety of listening and composition assignments, as well as lesson quizzes and exams. By the end of the course, students will have a portfolio of work that reflects the progress they made and will be ready for the next semester. By applying the principles and lessons learned in this course, students will become better musicians and will open themselves up to new worlds of learning and playing music.

    $250.00
    Course ID: EA-THE-01
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  • Music Theory: Basics 2

    Authored by Mark Frandsen

    Welcome to Music Theory: Basics 2! This course is a continuation of Music Theory: Basics 1 and builds on the concepts of reading and writing music. Students will learn more about the function of keys, scales, and chords, enabling them to better understand how music works. This semester also targets ear training for intervals and chords, giving students the tools to better identify and transcribe what they hear everyday when listening to music. Students can expect to learn about theoretical concepts, hear clear examples of these ideas in real world settings, and then test their comprehension of the topics through practical assignments like composition and listening assignments. Students will be taken through minor scale construction up through seventh chords (and their inversions), harmonic rhythm, and popular chord progressions. Students can expect to encounter a variety of listening and composition assignments, as well as lesson quizzes and exams. By the end of the course, students will have a portfolio of work that reflects the progress they made and will be ready for the next semester! By taking this course students are preparing themselves to enjoy music on levels they never knew possible!

    $250.00
    Course ID: EA-THE-02
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