Bringing Local Guitarists Out of the Woodwork
- Our next Guitar Society Meeting is on Monday September 11th 2023 (second Monday of the month) at Odd Fellows Hall and will begin at 7:15 pm
- Abe Landa is our Featured Artists for the Sept 11th who has been teaching guitar for private instruction for students at University of Puget Sound in NW Washington.
- Isaac Engel will be running the Ensemble Session; the music scores are available (see below) and any one of you are delighted to join in and play.
- The Open Stage is an opportunity for anyone to play classical guitar music – beginners, intermediate, and advanced!
- The After School Guitar Program is continuing group lessons and private lessons at Odd Fellows on Monday September 11th at 6:00pm run by Isaac Engel.
- The second After School Guitar Program is on Monday September 18th at 6:00pm run by Zoe Moulton, and she is now also providing The Community Beginning Lesson for people of all ages from 7:00pm to 7:30pm at Odd Fellows.
- In addition, Cameron O’Conner is running the Guitar Ensemble Class sessions on Wednesdays starting on September 27th at 6pm at OSU Community Hall 204. This is freely available for any of you interested in participating in the Ensemble event at our upcoming Festival on the 10th and 11th of November! You can email Cameron for more info: [email protected]
Corvallis Guitar Society Monthly Meeting
Our next monthly meeting is on Monday, September 11th , 7:15pm – 9:15pm
Venue: Odd Fellows Hall, 223 SW 2nd St, Corvallis
Free & Open to the Public
7:15 – 7:20 pm Welcome
7:20 – 7:50 pm Open Guitar Ensemble: See below for the Guitar Ensemble music – everyone is welcome to play in the group!
7:50 – 8:20 pm Open Stage: beginners, intermediates, and advanced guitarists are all welcome to come and share their music with us.
8:20 – 8:30 pm BREAK and Refreshments
8:30 – 9:15 pm Abe Landa Featured Artist
Featured Artist Abe Landa
Abe Landa is an award-winning classical guitarist and a performer of diverse genres. He received his Master of Music in Guitar degree from the University of British Columbia, studying under Dr. Daniel Bolshoy. Landa has also studied with world-leading guitarists and composers such as Marc Teicholz, Jason Vieaux, Denis Azabagic, Anton Baranov, and Celso Machado. Awards include first place at the Vancouver Kiwanis Festival in the Romantic Guitar division, second place at the British Columbia Provincial Festival, and finalist prizes at three consecutive Northwest Guitar Festivals (2014, 2015, and 2016). Landa has performed extensively throughout western United States and Canada and also maintains a private studio in Seattle. Aside from classical solo and chamber music, Landa enjoys being active in the popular music scene. And he is currently on the faculty at Chemeketa Community College, and is working on his PhD.
Open Guitar Ensemble
Isaac Engle is running the Open Guitar Ensemble in which anyone is welcome to participate.
When you look at the pieces, decide which part you wish to play, let Isaac Engel know as soon as you can – his email is [email protected], and bring the music with you to the Guitar Society meeting.
Here are the three pieces of music for the ensemble session:
All four of the pieces for guitar ensemble are free, and open to the public and are all included in The Forest Guitar Ensembles No. 7 arranged for guitar Quartet by Andrew Forrest.
Ensemble Scores & Parts
1) No. 4 – Aire from Water Music by G.F. Handel
2) No. 6 – Impromptu No. 3 (Opus 142) Thema by Franz Schubert
3) No. 7 – The South Wind, an Irish Air
4) No. 8 – Brian Boru, an Irish Air
Click on the following ensemble score – Forrest Guitar online, in order to have access to all four parts listed above, and decide which guitar version 1, 2, 3 or 4 you wish to do.
Online Recordings of Each Ensemble Piece
Three of the four pieces have an online recording that you can use to practice:
No. 6 – Impromptu No. 3 (Opus 142)
Thema by Franz Schubert. The recording is available here (click on it):
No. 7 – The South Wind, an Irish Air
The recording is available here (click on it also):
- No. 8 – Brian Boru, an Irish Air
The recording is available here (click on it also):
Note: You can reduce the tempo of all three of the online recording pieces by clicking on the three dots in the center of the screen, then click Play Back Speed, then reduce to 0.75 or 0.5 etc.
The Open Stage at the Corvallis Guitar Society monthly meeting is available for anyone to play their own music featuring beginner, intermediate, and advanced 😊
After School Guitar Program & Community Beginning Lesson
Zoe Moulton and Isaac Engel are continuing the After School Guitar Program free and open to the public. Focusing on mid and high school students, the goal is to raise their awareness and understanding of the guitar instrument by featuring group lessons, private lessons and ensemble music.
Zoe has also introduced Community Beginning Lesson for people of all ages, so anyone can come for this lesson.
Feel free to come along and meet up with Zoe and Isaac at their sessions if you are interested, and if you don’t have a guitar, we can lend you one!
Times are as follows:
Second Monday of the month at Odd Fellows Hall
6:00pm to 7:00pm is the After School Guitar Program (group lesson and ensemble)
Third Monday of the Month at Odd Fellows Hall
6:00pm to 6:50pm is the After School Guitar Program group lesson
7:00pm to 7:30pm is the Community Beginning group lesson
Entrance to all the above events is open to the public (donations gratefully received). Location:Odd Fellows Hall, 223 SW 2nd St, Corvallis, OR 97333. The entrance door is between New Morning Bakery and Sedlaks Boots and Shoes.
Jon Sharp, President Corvallis Guitar Society