Songs of the Hollywood Cowboys - An 8 Week Class with Isto
Wednesdays at 8pm
9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, Make up date: 11/8
(Make up days are to be used at the teacher's discretion only in the event of a teacher's absence or a class being cancelled)
Learn to play songs from Hollywood's classic westerns. We will learn songs from the repertoires of Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, Tex Ritter, and other great singing cowboys of the silver screen. These songs will include a mix of American folk songs, Western classics, and slick Great American Songbook numbers from sophisticated Hollywood tunesmiths. Material covered may also include themes from classic Westerns such as High Noon, The Searchers, and Rio Bravo, and even songs from Westerns featuring the likes of Elvis Presley and Bing Crosby. Open to anybody who knows the basic chords on the guitar. If you are comfortable with the following chords, you'll be fine: G, C, D, A, E, F, Em, Am, Dm, E7, A7, D7, B7. We'll encounter some other material along the way, but those chords should be enough to start with. Bring your guitars and singing voices. Ten-gallon hats also welcome!
Class size is limited to 8 people. Don't have an instrument? Rent a guitar from us!