Sing and Strum: Traditional Folk Song with Accompaniment

Sing and Strum: Traditional Folk Song with Accompaniment with Susan Pepper

Singing while accompanying yourself on your favorite instrument can be fulfilling like nothing else--this class is designed to inspire you in this practice! "Sing and strum" will help you strengthen and gain confidence in your own singing voice, expand your folk song repertoire and also introduce you to traditional artists from Southern Appalachia and beyond. Explore compelling Appalachian and other traditional folk songs that sound good with guitar (or the instrument of your choice). We will learn a few traditional songs at each weekly meeting and focus on singing technique. You will learn the chords to accompany each song; instruction will be on the guitar, but you are welcome to bring your instrument of choice if you know the basic chords in standard folk keys (C, D, G, A).

The capacity for this class is 12 students. This class is presented in collaboration with the John C. Campbell Folk School. There will be an optional Orientation and Closing Ceremony hosted from the Folk School campus that students can attend online.

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About the John C. Campbell Folk School & Lessonface

For 96 years, the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, North Carolina has transformed lives, and brought people together in a nurturing environment for experiences in learning and community life that spark self-discovery. Since 2012, Lessonface has connected more than 30,000 students with over 2,000 great teachers for live music, language, and arts lessons online, delivering on our mission to help students achieve their goals while treating teachers equitably.

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The class will meet for four weekly 120-min live online sessions on Tuesdays at 6 pm ET | 3 pm PT | 23:00 UTC on the schedule below. The first session is on February 21.
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Enrolled students receive 30-day access to the video recordings of the classes.

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
Sing and Strum: Traditional Folk Song with Accompaniment
Susan Pepper

How It Works

Enroll above to save your spot in the class. Lessonface will send you a confirmation right away, and a Zoom link 24 hours before the class start time. You can log into your Lessonface dashboard to access class materials, communicate with your instructor, join the live Zoom session, and access the class recordings and chat transcript afterward. Class enrollments may be cancelled for full refund up to five days before the class start date, with the exception of the materials kit fees which are non-refundable.

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Susan Pepper

Susan Pepper

Susan Pepper teaches ballad and folk song workshops, banjo, mountain dulcimer and guitar at regional and national venues including Youth Traditional Song Weekend, The John C. Campbell Folk School and the Virtual Banjo and Fiddle Frolic.

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