HCC to offer classes in the Appalachian Music Program

art dancinHaywood Community College’s Appalachian Music Program will be offering a handful of classes funded by a generous grant from the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area. 

HCC’s music and recording arts studio features a mixing room, acoustically sound practice space, audio/visual viewing, and dancing and meeting space.

The Introduction to Sound Recording/Engineering class will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Mondays beginning July 7 through Sept. 15. Students will learn how to set up and operate recording equipment. Instruction will focus on the components in the audio chain including microphones, cables, amplifiers, speakers and more. 

The 7 Absolutes Your Musical Career Requires is an E-Book class taught by the author. It will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays beginning July 8 through Sept. 16. Participants will learn the steps to help launch and sustain a musical career. Topics will include developing a business model that stays true to the passion and love artists have for their work and how to connect with an audience that shares and believes in the artist’s core values and vision. 

The Mandolin for Beginners class will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays beginning July 9 through Sept. 17. Participants will learn basic open chords and how to play rhythm. This course is ideal for those with little or no experience and who want to learn an introduction to fundamental techniques.

The Clogging 101 class will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays beginning July 10 through Sept. 18. Students will get “feet-on” experience in this wonderful, old time percussive dance form. Starting from step one, participants will learn fun, exciting moves to take to any dance floor.  Students may choose to attend a field trip to the Carter Fold in West Virginia. There will also be special guests such as master caller Joe Sam Queen. 

In addition to these classes, HCC offers online music classes. These classes start monthly. Choose from Introduction to Guitar or Music Made Easy. The Introduction to Guitar course teaches participants basic guitar skills step-by-step with the help of hands-on exercises, audio and video recordings, and detailed illustrations. The Music Made Easy course teaches students a complete understanding of rhythm, melody and harmony. 

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