"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything."
From music therapy to private instrument lessons, explore new or favorite musical outlets at Bucks.
LIVE ONLINE FALL CLASSES
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GUITAR FOR THE ADULT BEGINNER RMUSC 1168 C01
9/14-11/2 6-7 pm
The less experienced you are the better! Learn to play chords and simple strumming patterns as well as easy blues scales and get started playing the guitar. In just eight weeks you will learn how to play some simple songs such as “Back In Black” by AC/DC, “Bad Moon Rising” by CCR, or “Iron Man” by Black Sabbath. No experience reading music necessary! Must provide own guitar.
ADULT GUITAR - CONTINUED RMUSC 1169 C01
no class 12/28 6-7 pm
This class is ideal for returning students as well as those that feel they are not an absolute beginner but not ready for anything too intense. Minimal experience is required. Completion of “Guitar for the Adult Beginner” is not mandatory. Must provide own guitar.
PLAYING THE DJEMBE DRUM LEVEL II RMUSC 1198 C01
10/20 - 12/1
no class 11/26 6 - 7:30 pm
The Tradition of Rhythms of West Africa
Study with Master Drummer, Jim Davidson trained in Mandingue style.
This class builds on "Playing the Djembe Drum, the Traditional Rhythms of West Africa." We strengthen the skills learned in the first section and add more advanced rhythms and techniques including: Echauffement variations, call variations, bell parts, and smoothly moving between rhythm parts.
With over 20 years of experience, Jim brings his talents as a teacher, and is trained in the Mandingue-style of African drumming as taught by Mamady Keïta from Guinea Africa. You will meet with Jim and other students in this on-line course which has been developed to surmount the difficulties of Internet time delays. You will learn the basics of hand drumming using the Djembe drum. The course will offer the following:
1. Basic African Djembe drum skills; Bass, Tone, Slap and handing patterns
2. Traditional Call and Response teaching techniques
3. Short YouTube videos I produce; designed to practice synchronized playing, monitored by the teacher. Headset or earbuds with microphone are required to avoid echoes.
4. Down-loadable text hand-outs with African rhythm scores, technique and time signatures.
Students who don’t have a Djembe can rent one for the 6-week class for a fee of $50. (11" head minimum) Drums are available for purchase and the rental fee can be applied. Rental Djembes can be picked up in Lambertville NJ and returned here after the course.
Conversations on Ethics for Therapeutic Musicians WSMCE 4020 C20
This course will explore the ethical dilemmas inherent in the field of harp therapy. Using the text, The Ethics of Touch, by Ben E. Benjamin, Ph.D. and Cherie Sohnen-Moe, you will learn key terms, read codes of ethics for other fields, understand the concepts of self-accountability, values, ethical dilemmas and core psychological concepts. Areas to be highlighted are: Boundaries, Dynamics of Effective Communication, Dual Relationships, and Business Ethics.