Power Pop Rock Camp
12 weeks of pure rock melody.
Starts Sept 9
Mondays with Daria Grace
The dictionary tells it right:
1. a style of pop music characterized by a strong melody line, heavy use of guitars, and simple rhythm.
2. We'll be covering tasty morsels like: 20/20, The Records, Buzzcocks,
Shoes, The Nerves, The Real Kids...and so on.
Lucinda Williams Sweet Old World Rock
Starts September 12 (no class Thanksgiving week)
Thursdays with Josh Stark
Lucinda Williams' 4th album Sweet Old World, released in 1992, was voted the 11th best album of 1992 in The Village Voice's Pazz & Jop, an annual poll of prominent music critics. Robert Christgau, the poll's creator, ranked it 6th on his own year-end list, later writing that the album was “gorgeous, flawless, brilliant [with] short-story details ('chess pieces,' 'dresses that zip up the side') packing a textural thrill akin to local color”.
Sea Shanty Group Singing
(Open to all People!)
Sep 16 – Oct 28 (no class on 9/30)
Mondays 7:30-8:30pm with Stephen Clair
Performance at BMF Nite on
Tuesday Oct 29.
Way hay and all that.
Be a person singing among people singing. What a feeling!
People singing singalong shanty songs!
People singing songs with gusto in unison or even, god forbid, harmonized!
People singing, but not too fancy.
Let it out on Mondays with us! It feels good.
Dig this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ur3KRlOo8Ig
Oasis Rock Camp
Starts September 18. No class Thanksgiving week.
Wednesdays with Mark Westin
Traffic were an English rock band, formed in Birmingham, UK, in April 1967 by Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi, Chris Wood and Dave Mason. They began as a psychedelic rock group and diversified their sound through the use of instruments such as keyboards like the Mellotron and harpsichord, sitar, and various reed instruments, and by incorporating jazz and improvisational techniques in their music. Their first three singles were “Paper Sun”, “Hole in My Shoe”, and “Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush”.
Traffic disbanded in 1969, during which time Winwood joined Blind Faith, then reunited in 1970 to release the critically acclaimed album John Barleycorn Must Die.
All right you Beatles lovers.
Abbey Road Camp
It's the Long Player of all BMF Rock Camps. We're going long = 18 Weeks*.
Starts Thurs 9/19
*Class does not meet on Halloween,Thanksgiving; and meetings
will be limited around the Christmas-New Years week.
This rock camp's Performance will take place in early February.
Installment Payment plan available.
We are very excited to offer this extended camp where we will
have the opportunity to dive deep and give this complex album the
time and attention it deserves.
From thebeatles.com :
“First issued on 26th September, 1969 Abbey Road was the final Beatles album to be recorded but not their last to be released. Let It Be, though mainly recorded in January, 1969 was finally released in May, 1970 alongside the film of the same name.
Following the 'live' nature of the "Let It Be" recordings, for Abbey Road, The Beatles returned to the North London studios to create carefully crafted recordings with ambitious musical arrangements. Interestingly, 12 of the songs that appeared on the finished album were played during the filmed rehearsals and sessions for "Let It Be" back in January.
For the first time on a Beatles album, the front cover contained neither the group's name nor the album title just that iconic photograph taken on the zebra crossing near the entrance to the studios in London NW8 in August 1969.
Abbey Road entered the British album chart at no.1 in October and stayed there for a total of seventeen of its 81 weeks in the chart. In the US, it spent eleven weeks at #1 during its initial chart stay of 83 weeks.”
Oct 1-Nov 19
Tuesdays 6:30-7:30pm with Stephen Clair
A class for songwriters who are looking to turn up the heat on
themselves, challenge themselves. There will be weekly
multi-layered prompts. Writers will be asked to write stylistically
outside of their comfort zone at times. You will write a new song
each week, always based on some new set of parameters. That means
you're going to suddenly add a good 7+ songs to your repertoire.
Songs you didn't know you had in you.
Please email me if you'd like to hear more about the plan for this class, (and the class that I took that has inspired this).
Stephen Clair firstname.lastname@example.org
Group Ukulele for Everyone
Starts Oct 2
Wednesdays 7-8pm with Daria Grace
This class is for soprano ukulele enthusiasts, beginners included. We will learn chords and strum patterns while adding new songs to the our repertoire each week. Those who are ready will move beyond the 1-finger beginners’ chords, learn new voicings of chords you already know, and start getting our pinkies into shape! We will try to stop looking at our fingers and you may even start singing along.
Group Guitar for the People
Starts Oct 7
Mondays 6-7pm with Stephen Clair
Somewhere in your house, there is a guitar. Or at the very least, at your friend's house. There's no shortage of guitars in this world, nor is there a shortage of people who always intended to play a little. Well guess what? This time, if you want to, you will play. Once and for all, pick that thing up, dust it off, and get over here.
You will be entertaining at least a few people with your newfound guitar chops by the end of this class. In this (mostly for adults, but older teens who are willing to hang are welcome) class, we'll start at the very beginning, progress logically, slowly, covering the basics of getting you up and running in an efficient way. You will need a functional instrument, a notebook, a pencil. And you will need to practice a couple few times a week.
Come learn to play the guitar. Once and for all.
The more the merrier!
This class also makes a great gift...eh-hm.
Please email us if you have ANY questions about your place in this class, how hopeful we are about your success at guitar, to share your reason for wanting to play, or about the instrument you propose to bring to class: email@example.com