Weekend Intensive: Brazilian Choro Mandolin, May 7-9 2020
  • Weekend Intensive: Brazilian Choro Mandolin, May 7-9 2020
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$150.00

Tim Connell Weekend Intensive Brazilian Choro Mandolin May 7-9, 2020

Fee includes the entire weekend's schedule of classes (Thursday evening through Saturday night), access to Tim's charts and slow demo videos in advance for your preparation, private 20-minute check-in with Tim throughout the weekend, as well as admission to the evening concert for you and a guest.  

SCHEDULE OF CLASSES

Thursday, May 7

6:00 p.m. PDT

GROUP CLASS I: MEET, OVERVIEW AND QUESTIONS A chance for us all to meet, a chance for Tim to take any questions about the repertoire, the tech, the materials and the schedule for the weekend. A chance to jam the five tunes for those who’ve worked them up a bit - Girl from Ipanema, Vibraçoes, Noites Cariocas, Tico Tico na Fuba, Santa Morena. 


Friday, May 8

11:00 a.m. PDT

GROUP CLASS II: PLAY THROUGH ALL FIVE MELODIES A chance for Tim to present each section of our five songs, with fingering tips, phrasing advice and authentic choro ornamentation. A chance for students to ask practical questions about how to perform the melodies on their mandolins. And lots of looping phrases and sections together.

12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. PDT

OFFICE HOURS

Private office hours with Tim scheduled throughout the day.

4:00 p.m. PDT

GROUP CLASS III: MUSIC APPRECIATION, CHORO FORM AND CONVENTIONS A music appreciation class. Students will participate in guided listening sessions, with emphasis on form, melodic construction, ornamentation and conventional jam etiquette. 


Saturday, May 9

11:00 a.m. PDT

GROUP CLASS IV: REPERTOIRE WORKSHOP - THE TRICKY DETAILS Work on the harder to play sections of our repertoire.

12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. PDT

OFFICE HOURS

Private office hours with Tim scheduled throughout the day.

4:00 p.m. PDT

GROUP CLASS V: CHORO “RODA” (“JAM”) AND QUESTIONS FOR TIM Students have a chance to jam the tunes along with Tim and ask any final questions.

6:00 p.m. PDT

TIM CONNELL LIVE IN CONCERT Tim will perform a diverse set of solo mandolin arrangements, with an emphasis on choro repertoire.

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Weekend Intensive: Chord Theory for Mandolin, May 28-30 2020
  • Weekend Intensive: Chord Theory for Mandolin, May 28-30 2020
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Tim Connell’s Online Mandolin Academy Weekend Intensive: Chord Theory for Mandolin May 28-30, 2020

Fee includes the entire weekend's schedule of classes (Thursday evening through Saturday night), access to Tim's printed materials and slow demo videos in advance for your preparation, private 20-minute check-in with Tim throughout the weekend, as well as admission to the evening concert for you and a guest.  

Thursday, May 28

6:00 p.m. PDT

GROUP CLASS I: MEET, OVERVIEW AND QUESTIONS A chance for us all to meet, a chance for students to ask any questions about the repertoire, the tech, the materials and the schedule for the weekend. Tim will present an overiew of the weekend’s material, with an emphasis on exercises and songs that the students will learn and take home after the weekend. 


Friday, May 29

11:00 a.m. PDT

GROUP CLASS II: THE THREE BASIC TRIAD SHAPES A review of notes, scales, keys, chords, arpeggios and the terminology we’ll use to describe them all. Practice with the three basic triad shapes in major and minor.

12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. PDT

OFFICE HOURS Private office hours with Tim scheduled throughout the day.

4:00 p.m. PDT

GROUP CLASS III: I-IV-V PROGRESSIONS USING THE THREE BASIC SHAPES Students will learn to play This Land is Your Land in three major keys and Minor Swing in three minor keys using the three combinations of the three basic triad shapes.

Saturday, May 30

11:00 a.m. PDT

GROUP CLASS IV: ADDING 7THS TO BASIC TRIAD SHAPES All of our 7 and 6 chords are created from the three basic triad shapes. We’ll learn the two ways to turn a basic triad shape into a dominant 7th chord, and practice three of them by playing the blues in G and other familiar songs.

12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. PDT

OFFICE HOURS Private office hours with Tim scheduled throughout the day.

4:00 p.m. PDT

GROUP CLASS V: ADVANCED THEORY USING BASIC SHAPES and Q&A SESSION Tim will present some more advanced chord progressions using the 7th shapes, as well as demonstrating “extensions” we can add to 7th chords. A chance for student questions and discussion as well.

6:00 p.m. PDT

TIM CONNELL LIVE IN CONCERT Tim will perform a diverse set of solo mandolin arrangements and songs. He’ll use lots of basic triad shapes in the evening’s performance : )

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