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The Mandolin Almanac is a new, online, participatory class being offered this fall through the Concord Community Music School. Developed and taught by acclaimed mandolinist and guitarist David Surette, Mandolin Almanac is based on last year's extremely successful String Band Symposium. The Almanac is a 60-minute every-other-week interactive Zoom class presenting different aspects of the basic elements of music as they pertain to the mandolin. Each lesson will focus on a single topic and a single musical selection, and will provide exercises and tunes/accompaniments to which the concept can be applied. The Zoom chat format allows for interactive questions and discussion, and lessons will be recorded and archived for use by registered students. Unlike last year’s multi-instrument class, the Almanac will focus specifically on the mandolin, which will allow us to go a bit more into detail as the topic, the tune, and the exercises are presented. This is not a beginner class – but mandolin doesn’t have to be your primary instrument! It is in the nature of an almanac to present a variety of interesting tidbits, sidebars, obscure and lesser-known topics, forgotten heroes, and any number of tunes that may be languishing off the beaten path, so be ready to explore, discover, and greatly expand your mandolin knowledge and playing with David! The Mandolin Almanac starts on Wednesday, September 29, from 5:45-6:45pm, and will run for 8 sessions on the following dates:Sept. 29, Oct. 13, Oct. 27, Nov. 10, Dec. 1, Dec. 15, 2021, Jan. 5, and Jan. 19, 2022.
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