Old-Time/Appalachian Music

ENRT-406
Credits: 
1
Prerequisites: 
Written approval of course instructor
Electable by: 
All
Required of: 
None
Semesters Offered: 
Fall, Spring, Summer
Location: 
Boston Campus
Courses may not be offered at the listed location(s) each semester. Consult my.berklee.edu for specific term availability.

The Old-Time/Appalachian Music ensemble will study and perform music from the old-time genre of North American folk music, with roots in the folk music of many countries, including England, Scotland, Ireland and countries in Africa. Appalachian old time folk became a major influence on styles like bluegrass and country. In this course, students will participate in weekly supervised rehearsals. Guitar players will gain experience in performing music from all old and current eras that defined the acoustic style. Emphasis will be given to stylistic integrity, as well as melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic accuracy.

Department: 
ENS
Course chair: 
Sean Skeete