Summer/Fall 2014 Course Listings

 



Aquatic Exercise
Come enjoy an hour with friends while you improve your cardiovascular fitness, strength, stamina, and flexibility. Exercise in the water also helps increase joint movement and reduce stress. You will use a noodle and flat boards for your workout. Instructor Lisa Ardoin. Health and Physical Education Building Room 105 (Natatorium). Mondays and Wednesdays 5:30-6:30 August 13 - November 19. Registration fees-- 10 Classes: $50; 15 Classes: $70; 25 Classes: $90

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Cajun Fiddle with Instructor Henry Hample: Tuesdays, February 24 - May 12, 2015 (12 lessons)

Beginning Cajun Fiddle Lessons: This course assumes no prior musical knowledge of any kind, and slowly walks you through getting your fiddle and bow ready to be played, how to hold the fiddle and bow correctly, and which fingers to put on which strings. By the end of the course, students will be able to play four simplified Cajun two-steps and waltzes. All songs are taught "by ear," so that reading music isn't required, but written tablature diagrams will be handed out. Bringing a recording device to classes is also recommended. Students are required to bring their own fiddle (violin), bow, and rosin. Recommended accessories include a violin shoulder rest, electronic tuning device, and a recording device (anything from a cassette recorder to a smart phone) to assist with learning "by ear."  

Tuesdays, February 24 - May 12, 2015, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m., Room C117.  Registration fee: $100.

Intermediate Cajun Fiddle Lessons: This is a solid course for students who already know a few fiddle tunes, or haven't played in a long time and want to take it up again. Students will build a repertoire of well-known Cajun waltzes and two-steps,  focusing on the underlying fiddling techniques (including scales, chords, slides, slurs, "seconding," and "licks") that can eventually lead to the desirable skill of improvising your way through an unfamiliar tune. All songs are taught "by ear," so that reading music isn't required, but written tablature diagrams will be handed out. Bringing a recording device to classes is also recommended.  Students are required to bring their own fiddle (violin), bow, and rosin. Recommended accessories include a violin shoulder rest, electronic tuning device, and a recording device (anything from a cassette recorder to a smart phone) to assist with learning "by ear."  

Tuesdays, February 24 - May 12, 2015, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m., Room C117. Registration Fee: $100. 

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Storing Acorns: Writing with Grammar and Style:  Improve your communication skills and enjoy writing in this six-week class.

Topics will be chosen from the students' expressed interests, which may include sentence structure, punctuation, paragraphing, and more.  Instructor: Dr. Patricia Brown, LSU Eunice Reference Librarian.  6  Mondays meeting in C117, 6-7 pm: Sept. 29, Oct 6 and 20, Nov 3 and 17, Dec. 1.  Fee: $35 for OLLI members, $40 for non-OLLI members. (Students should bring pencil/pen and paper to class).

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