Professor: Wayne Erbsen
The Class: This course is for musicians who are proficient on a traditional bluegrass instrument and have already had some experience playing as part of an ensemble. Students work together to form a bluegrass band that is capable of playing for dances or other performances both on and off campus. Topics include repertoire, arrangements, starting and endings, temp, rhythm, lead, back-up, chord choices, singing, dynamics, how to achieve a cohesive band sound, and performance for dances and concerts. Students meet once each week with the professor for guidance and feedback and once every week as a group (on their own) for a band practice.