Blues Immersion (Fall 2019)

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Blues Immersion (Fall 2019)


Instructor: Randy Sabien

Class time: Thursdays, 5:00pm
Class begins: Oct 17
7 sessions /60 minutes

Ages: 14 through Adult

Contemporary Music Classes are open to all ages, but students under 14 years need special permission from the instructor.

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This class will delve into the wellspring of contemporary American music: the Blues. Learn the scales, chord progressions, forms, expressions, players, and repertoire that make up this exciting genre of music.

Textbook: "The Blues Scales" by Dan Greenblatt. (Available on,, and other online sources.)

About the Instructor:

Randy Sabien has over 40 years of performing experience as a contemporary violinist, from touring as singer/songwriter Jim Post’s sideman, recording with Greg Brown, appearing on Austin City Limits with Kate Wolf, guest on Prairie Home Companion, shows with Corky Siegel, to leading his own bands often featuring triple fiddles. Randy founded the string department at the Berklee College of Music in Boston in 1978, then 30 years later headed the string department at McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul. He is the author of the ground breaking jazz method for strings “Jazz Philharmonic” published by Alfred Music. He has recorded a dozen albums which are available online at