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IVCC Jazz Ensemble
Have you ever wanted to participate in a jazz ensemble? This course provides a study of style and techniques in the jazz idiom. The course is open to all wind instrument players as well as piano, guitar, bass and drum set players. Students will also participate in public performances throughout the semester. Prerequisite: Performance ability on a wind instrument, piano, guitar, bass or drum set. Students must own their own instrument. Late  enrollments accepted.
Tue 6:30-9 p.m. Aug 21-Dec 18 18 Sessions
Tim Karth D-223, IVCC HLR-5116-308 $25

You Can "Uke"
Catch the ukulele wave. It's a simple instrument to play, sweet to hear, and always a kick, a wonderful way to relax with friends on a porch or in your backyard. The ukulele’s popularity comes from its ease to learn and play. This course is designed to get you up and strumming. The course instruction covers basic chords and strums, along with open jamming. Please trim long finger nails before class. Course fee includes materials valued at $35 including a ukulele, pitch pipe, and song book. Registration deadline for this class is:
October 1.
Sat 9-11 a.m. Oct 20 1 Session
Todd Volker Rm 104 HLR-5114-610 $55
Ottawa Center
Sat 1-3 p.m. Oct 20 1 Session
Todd Volker C-325, IVCC HLR-5114-10 $55

Instant Piano for Hopelessly Busy People
If you’re like most adults, you don’t have the time to take piano lessons once a week. It’s time consuming and what you really want to do is sit down at the piano and “play a tune”. It is possible to learn the secrets of the trade and all the chords you need for years of musical enjoyment in just one morning! In class you will learn how to play several songs and then practice your technique at home using an exclusive audio CD designed by your instructor. If you can find middle C and know the meaning of “Every Good Boy Does Fine”, you already know enough to register for this class with
confidence. There is a $28 lab fee payable to the instructor in class for your spiral textbook and audio CD for practice at home.
Tue 6:30-9:30 p.m. Nov 13 1 Session
Craig Coffman A-331, IVCC HLR-5107-311 $45

Instant Guitar for Hopelessly Busy People
Have you always wanted to learn the guitar, but simply can’t find the time? In just a few hours you can learn enough about playing the guitar to give you years of musical enjoyment. The best part – you don’t need to take private lessons to do it! This crash course will teach you basic chords and get you playing along with your favorite songs right away. Topics include: how chords work in a song, how to form the 3 main types of chords, learn to tune your guitar, basic strumming patterns, how to play along with simple tunes and what to look for when buying a good guitar. Bring your acoustic guitar and a $29 material fee to the instructor at class for an instructional book and DVD. For more information on this workshop, check out the website: www.instantguitarnow.com.
Tue 6:30-9 p.m. Nov 20 1 Session
Craig Coffman C-326, IVCC HLR-5110-311 $45