Haywood Community College will offer several Appalachian Heritage Music classes beginning this month. Choose from Audio Engineering I, Banjo I, Banjo II, Fiddle I, Fiddle II, Guitar I, Guitar II, or Mountain Dance I. These evening classes will meet once a week.

In the Audio Engineering I class, students will learn how to set up and operate recording equipment. Instruction will focus on the components in the audio chain including microphones, cables, amplifiers, speakers, and more. Some of the concepts covered are gaining structure in audio systems; and room acoustics and the principles of sound including amplitude, frequency, wavelength, velocity, and phase. Students will gain hands-on experience on equipment and software that is affordable enough for purchase for home studios.

Starting from step one, students in the Mountain Dance I class will learn fun steps to take to any dance floor. No dance experience is required. The class will be taught by Kim Ross of the J. Creek Cloggers with special guests such as Joe Sam Queen. Students will take a trip to Carter Fold in West Virginia.

For more information on these Appalachian Heritage Music classes, call 828-564-5091 or email bapinkston@haywood.edu. Registration ends soon.