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The Folk Music Group - Thursday, Feb. 22nd

The Folk Music Group will be starting up again next Thursday, the 22nd of February.

This group is open to all levels and abilities and is not restricted to just mandolins, welcome guitars, fiddles, flutes and percussion!

If you would like to join the Folk Music Group, please use the form on this page to contact us.  Include your email and we'll send you a PDF of all of the sheet music with chords!

The cost of the class is $15 per person.

Hope to see you next week!

Mandolin for Beginners Group - Wednesdays 7-9pm

The Mandolin for Beginners Group meets Wednesdays 7-9pm

If you're just getting started on mandolin, or you've been away for a while and would like to brush up on your skills, this group is for you!  It meets Wednesdays from 7-9pm.  The group is working on scales, arpeggios, chords, simple melodies and learning to sing and play together.  It's a lot of fun and available for ages 18+.  If you would like to register for the group, contact us.

How did medieval people dance?

When trying to understand the Middle Ages it is sometimes the aspects of daily life that are most difficult to research. Few writers from the period left detailed descriptions of the games they played or what they did to entertain themselves. For example, historians have known that medieval people enjoyed dancing, but they did not know exactly how they danced. A recent book by Robert Mullally is answering a part of this question, detailing one of the most popular dances of the Middle Ages. In his book, The Carole: A Study of a Medieval Dance, Mullally pieces together a wide variety of literary sources that mention the Carole, one of the main dances of Western Europe in the 12th and 14th centuries. He reveals that it was a relatively simple dance done by men and women together: to do the carole, a group of people, usually an even number of both men and women, would form a circle, sometimes around an object like a tree. They would each hold hands (sometimes they would hold each other b…

Mandolin For Beginner's Class - Wednesdays 7-9pm

The Mandolin for Beginners class meets Wednesdays from 7-9pm

If you're just getting started on mandolin, or you've been away for a while and would like to brush up on your skills, this group is for you!  

It meets Wednesdays from 7-9pm.  The group is working on scales, arpeggios, chords, simple melodies and learning to sing and play together.  It's a lot of fun and available for ages 18+.  

If you would like to register for the group, call: 413-561-2275 or visit our website sweetmusicstudio.us
When: Wednesdays 7pmWho: Ages 18+​Cost: $15/per person