Silvers – Tuesdays, Jul 20 – Aug 24, 7pm – 8:30pm (In-person)
If you’re new to the guitar, or if you’ve struggled with getting started on the instrument, Getting Into Guitar will equip you with the skills you need to build a strong musical foundation. Instructor and guitarist Joseph Silvers will guide participants on an instrumental journey, from guitar anatomy and tuning to strumming techniques, reading and understanding musical notation and tablature, and performing melodies and songs using a variety of chord forms.
Joseph Silvers is a Carrboro-based guitarist. With a primary background in jazz, he has studied and/or performed with Scott Sawyer, Frank Vignola, Rex Griffin, Michael Joseph Harris, James Gilmore, Keith Ganz, and Young Kim, among others. In 2017 he attended Django A Gogo, an intensive music camp where he studied with world-renowned masters of the jazz manouche tradition, including Stochelo Rosenberg, Paulus Schäfer, Olli Soikelli, and Stephane Wrembel. He has also attended and been a featured performer at numerous master classes hosted by American jazz guitar greats, including Jim Hall and John Abercrombie. He has performed professionally for more than fifteen years, and currently performs with Triangle-area quartets New Morning and The Hot Club of Raleigh.
- Acoustic or electric guitar
- All equipment for electric guitar (e.g., amps and cables) must be supplied by the student
- Guitar pick – any pick will do; these are just some affordable ones online (https://www.amazon.com/Dunlop-449P-73-Max-Grip-Standard-Players/dp/B003B01QSG/ref=sr_1_12?dchild=1&keywords=guitar+picks&qid=1623425057&sr=8-12)
- Guitar tuner – Snark is a good brand and inexpensive (https://www.amazon.com/Snark-ST-8-Super-Tight-Current/dp/B01H62FQ3U/ref=sr_1_3?crid=1IOSMZUCMZJ38&dchild=1&keywords=snark+guitar+tuner&qid=1623425004&sprefix=snark%2Caps%2C202&sr=8-3 )
- Extra set of guitar strings:
- Acoustic guitar: https://www.amazon.com/DAddario-EJ11-3D-Bronze-Acoustic-Strings/dp/B0783QYRV5/ref=sr_1_11?dchild=1&keywords=guitar+strings&qid=1623425181&sr=8-11
- Electric guitar: https://www.amazon.com/DAddario-EXL110-3D-Electric-Strings-Regular/dp/B000EEJ91I/ref=sr_1_6?dchild=1&keywords=guitar+strings&qid=1623425181&sr=8-6
- Notebook, pen, and pencil
- Guitar strap
In-person classes offered during the pandemic are conducted at a low maximum capacity and with social distancing measures in place. Masks must be worn at all times. Students are required to sign a liability waiver before attending in-person classes. Refunds and exchanges are not offered for online or in-person classes offered during the pandemic.
All ArtSchool registrations have a $3 processing fee added upon check-out.
ArtsCenter members receive 15% off of the cost of this course!
All ArtSchool classes are 15 years old and up unless otherwise specified.