F102 Winter 2020 Blues, Classical, and All That Jazz
Mondays, 11:50 - 1:15, Jan. 27 Church of the Good Shepherd, Feb. 3 Sherwood Center
Instructor: Walt Todenhoft
- Jan. 27: The Blues and How We Got Here. Just what IS the blues? Where did it start? How did it start? Is this the most versatile form of music that we hear? We’ll discuss how the blues appeals to something in our brains, and why so many popular music pieces are the blues. You just don’t know why.
- Feb. 3: Why Aren’t Jazz and Classical Music as Popular as Pop Music? This session is based on the previous one in a way you probably don’t expect. The good news is that jazz and classical music probably won’t die.
is from Radford, Virginia, and was a member of the Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps from 1982 to 1984, and then the US Army Band, “Pershing’s Own,” from 1984 to 2012. He holds a master’s degree in clarinet performance from the University of Maryland and was a band director in Montana and Roanoke, Virginia, before joining the Army.