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Remembering the 50s
with Lorraine Masure
One part history, one part personal recollections, one part music: a return to another time – the golden age of capitalism versus the encroaching concern of communism. At home, happy days, I Like Ike and I Love Lucy, The King and I (no; not Elvis). And, of course,that ever-pesky, sinful rock and roll parental barter: “Take out the papers and the trash. Or you don’t get no spendin’ cash.” “Yakety, yak, don’t talk back.”
Lorraine Dutile Masure has led senior college courses about Broadway musicals across four academic venues during the past eight years. She continues to delight connecting with seniors and discussing the alluring world of music and theatre.
with Bruce Bjork
Have you ever wanted to play guitar? Bruce will be teaching semi-private lessons this semester. His focus will be on proper hand technique (left and right), learning the fingerboard, note quality (birth-breath-finish), basic music theory and understanding how this stuff fits together. We will be covering scales (diatonic major and minor, blues scale et.) simple tunes and how to build songs out of these scale lessons. Limit 2 students per session. Series of 10 classes.
Bruce Bjork has been playing guitar for more than 55 years, banjo, dobro for more than 30 years and pedal steel since 2017. He hosts an open mic at SoMe Brewery in York and has been teaching guitar since 2015 as part of the Guitars4Vets program; music therapy for combat veterans. This will be his third semester at South Coast Senior College.