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SKILL LEVELS

The Northern Lights Music Camp provides a friendly, non-competitive environment for musicians of all ages and skill levels. Perhaps you are just getting started in music? Or you are a skilled player looking looking to hone your skills? We have a class for you.

Skill Level Descriptions – If you are not completely sure of your skill, that’s OK. Sign up for the skill level you think you are at. If it turns out it doesn’t suit you we will move you to another skill level. We will discuss this at Camp during orientation.

BEGINNER

You are relatively new to your instrument. You have been taking a few lessons or learning through how-to videos and are looking for a solid base to be established. You want to know about correct posture, how to best hold the pick or bow, how to improve chord formation, tips on tuning and intonation, and you want to begin playing songs. You need to be introduced to good study/practice habits, how to read music or tablature, and developing excellent technique.

INTERMEDIATE

You are progressing on your instrument. You are ready to start to play with other musicians and you can already play a few tunes from memory. You can play along with a CD if it is at medium speed. You are feeling that you need a booster to get you moving toward the next level. You have a solid grasp of all the basic techniques for your instrument and may be able to read tablature or music.

 ADVANCED

You are looking for fine tuning tips on how to improve your playing. You can jam with others, improvise fairly well on new tunes and are (or want to) play in an organized band. Your tab/music reading skills are great. You know some scales and how to use them in improvisation situations. Your speed is improving as you use your metronome. You have an arsenal of tunes you can play from memory. You play your instrument or practice almost every day.

Classes for 2018

Beginner Level

Fungrass – Children 5 – 8 years

Guitar

Fiddle

Banjo

Clawahammer Banjo

Mandolin

Intermediate Level

Guitar

Fiddle

Banjo

Clawahammer Banjo

Mandolin

Dobro

Advance Level

Guitar

Fiddle

Banjo

Clawahammer Banjo

Mandolin

Vocal

Sing Out Strong

Vocal Harmony