Mandolin (MIN2229.01)

John Kirk

Beginning, intermediate and advanced group lessons on the mandolin will be offered. Students will learn classical technique on the mandolin and start to develop a repertoire of classical and traditional folk pieces. Simple song sheets with chords, tablature, and standard notation, chord theory, and scale work will all be used to further skills. History of the Italian origins of mandolin and its introduction to the western world will be discussed as well as past and present practices. Awareness of traditional styles of playing the instrument will be furthered through a listening component and ensemble playing with other instrumentalists. Student must have a mandolin to practice with, a limited number of instruments are available from the music department and instructor.


Learning Outcomes:
• Expanding awareness of music repertoire played on mandolin.
• Learning personal music making skills through daily practice.
• Learning to teach yourself how to write, play, and practice as a life long art.


Delivery Method: Remotely accessible
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 2
TBA (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 14
Course Frequency: Every Term

Categories: All courses , Instrumental Study , Remotely Accessible
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