Learn Something New: 9-09-11

Long-time folk guitarist and host of WVBR’s Sunday evening Bound for Glory concerts, Phil Shapiro begins a new season of group folk guitar lessons, Sept. 12, in the International Lounge of Willard Straight Hall.

Learn to play acoustic guitar or improve your guitar playing by taking eight one-hour lessons, Monday evenings. Bring a guitar and register for one of two classes at the first lesson:

Beginners class, 7 p.m.: This class is for those who have never played at all or who have played just a little. It teaches you to have fun with the guitar and assumes no knowledge whatsoever. By the end of the first lesson, you can play a simple song.

Intermediates class, 8 p.m.: This class is for players with some experience and knowledge of basic chords. It’s for those who want to learn finger-picking or break out of repetitious patterns and includes an introduction to improvisation.

Those who are unsure which class is for them should come to both. One will be right. The entire course costs $60, payable at the first lesson, and is open to the general public.

For further information, call Phil Shapiro at 844.4535, or email at pds10@cornell.edu. Information: www.shapiroandshore.com/guitarclass.html.