Day 1 at Preclarus After-School Rock Band Program

Okay well do any of you play an instrument already?

Yeah I play guitar – look at me!  [strumming randomly but enthusiastically]  Are you seeing this?

  • 5th and 6th grade students
  • Preclarus Mastery Academy charter school in St. Louis
  • rock instruments for a
  • 45min. after-school activities period.

They are just starting to explore sounds and techniques on their instrument and are largely unfamiliar with playing.  We will hopefully get three or four songs down as a group and perform them.

Okay let’s write our own song, whaddya say?  Let’s start with one note and build from there – someone give me a note.

Eighth Notes!

I used drop D tuning on both guitars for simplicity last Friday.  We’ll be rocking out before you know it, so stay tuned.

Video of our first gathering here.

The goal of Making Music Matters, (@STLMakingMusic) a volunteer-based Music Outreach program, is to bring music opportunities to those who wouldn’t otherwise have them and is funded by the inspiring generosity of Guitar Center and private donations, shown here.

Author: aarondoerr

Owner of Fellow Musician LLC, a small music education business specializing in outreach and private study. I'm guitarist for musical theatre and production assistant at St. Louis Public Radio.

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