Mixed Instrument – Slow Session

Suitable for any instrument. Build sets of tunes and learn to play with others in the classroom and afterwards in an open pub session at Leslie’s Bar, Ratcliffe Terrace.

Times: Wednesday at 7-9pm James Gillespie’s High School
Room: Forum
Tutor: Nigel Gatherer

GroupSpace: http://groupspaces.com/SMGSlowSession/

Mixed Instrument 1 – Improvers

Learn to play music in arrangements with other people. We’ll create our own arrangements of a variety of traditional tunes together. All instruments welcome. For people who have been playing for a year or more.

Times: Wednesday at 9.30am -11.30am Gorgie Dalry Stenhouse Church
Tutor: Nigel Gatherer

GroupSpace: http://groupspaces.com/SMGMixedInst1/

Mixed Instrument 2 – Intermediate

This class will work on arranging sets of tunes which are first learnt by ear (music and recordings provided). There will be opportunities to explore various aspects of arrangement and to perform in the community.

Suitable for players of intermediate level and above.

Please note that in Terms 2 & 3 this class will continue to work on tunes taught in the previous term/s. Help will be given to students joining the class having not previously attended.

Times: Tuesday at 10am – 12 noon Morningside United Church

Tutor: Sarah Northcott

Mixed Instrument 3 – Advanced

This class is for people who are comfortable playing and/or accompanying tunes and who would like to be part of a performance group. You should be able to play at a reasonable pace, though the emphasis will be on a good solid band sound rather than speed.

The class will work on sets of tunes and their accompaniment with a view to a performance at the end of the year. Much of the material will be taught by ear with recordings and music provided. Students are encouraged to play without music eventually if possible.

Please note that in Terms 2 & 3 this class will continue to work on tunes taught in the previous term/s. Help will be given to students joining the class having not previously attended.

Times: Wednesday at 7-9pm James Gillespie’s High School
Room: 2.22
Tutor: Sarah Northcott