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Just Once Music Classes for Busy People

Have you always wanted to learn to play an instrument, but have never had the time or patience for a long series of lessons? In one of the newest ACC Continuing Education Workforce Development programs you can learn to play the piano or guitar in just one day. In the ACC Just Once Piano and Just Once Guitar programs, you will learn the basic skills and information you need to immediately start playing.

Piano
Learn Piano in One Day
Some music teachers may not want you to know this, but you don’t need years of weekly lessons to learn piano. In just a few hours, you can learn enough secrets of the trade to give you years of musical enjoyment. How do we do it? While regular piano teachers teach note reading, piano professionals use chords. And you can learn all the chords you’ll need to play any song in this one session. If you can find middle C and learn the meaning of “Every Good Boy Does Fine,” you already know enough to enroll in this workshop. Class topics include:

  • How chords work in a song
  • How to get more out of sheet music by reading less of it
  • How to form the three main types of chords
  • How to handle different keys and time signatures
  • How to avoid counting
  • How to simplify over 12,000 complex chords

How to Play Piano by Ear
Learn to play songs without relying on music. Presentation of music theory that includes predicting chord progressions; learning from recordings; and transposing-all expressed in everyday language. Ideal follow-up to the "Instant Piano" class and open to anyone with a basic understanding of chords on any instrument. Free yourself from sheet-music dependence. Prior experience with chords recommended. Materials fee of $29 for the Just ONCE Piano by Ear book and Practice CD will collected when registering. Topics include: how to find starting note; how to determine when chords change; how to predict the chord progression; how chords help you find the correct melody; how the melody helps you find the correct chords; how to learn songs from recordings in all keys; how to transpose, the Universal Key Signature; how to use the Circle of Fifths; how to recognize the most common chord patterns.

Guitar
Play Guitar After Just One Lesson
Have you ever wanted to learn the guitar but simply find it difficult to find the time? In just a few hours you can learn enough about playing the guitar to give you years of musical enjoyment, and you won’t have to take private lessons to do it. This crash course will teach you some basic chords and get you playing along with your favorite songs right away. Class topics include:

    • How chords work in a song
    • How to form the three main types of chords
    • How to tune the guitar
    • Basic strumming patterns
    • How to buy a good guitar
    • How to play along with simple tunes

How to Play Guitar by Ear
A very practical presentation of music theory that includes predicting chord progressions; learning from recordings, and transposing-all expressed in everyday language. This is an ideal follow-up to the "Just ONCE Guitar" class and is open to anyone who has a basic understanding of chords on any instrument. Prior experience with guitar chords recommended. Materials fee of $29 for the workbook and practice CD will be collected at time of registration.



To learn more about this ACC program call 281.756.3994 or email Stacey Chambless at schambless@alvincollege.edu

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Main Campus

Address: 3110 Mustang Road, Alvin, TX 77511
Telephone: (281) 756-3500
Email: info@alvincollege.edu

Pearland Campus

Address: 4717 Bailey Road, Pearland, TX 77581
Telephone: (281) 727-1626
Email: ACCTurner@alvincollege.edu

Continuing Education

Telephone: (281) 756-3787
CE E-mail: cewd@alvincollege.edu

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