I AM DOING a presentation for POLIS next month titled "Guitar For Dummies." I'm the dummy, with guitars.
I've been thinking a lot about how to present this to a great bunch of people, mostly over the age of 55. I want them to know how much fun it is to play and make music. I think we'll make the 90 minutes go by pretty fast. I've helped out Rock A. Bye Johnny Barnard at this class a few times and we've always had a blast.
I am an average guitar player and singer. I don't do the solo thing much. I have a lot of respect for the guys and gals around here who can do it, people like Liz Bentley, Steve Rees, Logan Kammerer, Zeke Cernea and more.
The key will be finding some songs the group will like, or at least listen to. I'm hiding in my back room a little more to learn new songs, or relearn songs. I want this group to know how much music means and how it effects everybody and everything around us.
Hopefully it will be fun and a great learning experience. Click on the above link for more info about POLIS. The presentation is Tuesday, March 11 at 2 p.m. at Quincy University's North Campus.
In my HLGU class the kids are about the same age, 18-22, but I've had students from 7 different countries. They're learning to play. My weekend Friday night into Saturday morning was contemporary rockin' worship with teens at a church lock-in, some guitar, some keys. My Sunday morning was a mixture of hymns and contemporary, mostly keys, and my Sunday afternoon was older hymns at the nursing home with guitar. Age range for the weekend, 7 months to 95. It's all good. They'll like almost anything.ReplyDelete