WEEKEND WORKSHOPS 

JamPro Music Factory holds regular Weekend Workshops on Saturdays from 4–5pm! Each workshop focuses on a different topic and new workshops are announced regularly throughout the year. Weekend Workshops are free and open to the public. Space is limited and priority is given to JamPro Music Factory students. Call 775.800.1772 or email info@jampromusicfactory.com reserve your spot! 

UPCOMING SATURDAY WORKSHOPS:  

APRIL 15TH: CAJONS & DJEMBES 
• History of the Djembe 
• Types of Cajons & Djembes 
• Practical Applications for Cajons 
• Introduction to Playing Cajon & Djembe
APRIL 22ND: UKULELE WORKSHOP
• Designed for beginner and intermediate players
• Play ukulele with other musicians
• Learn popular chords and songs
APRIL 29TH: PERCUSSION WORKSHOP
• Introduction to a wide variety of hand percussion instruments
• Basic rhythm theory 
• Group drum circle
• Interactive for all ages!
MAY 13TH: UKULELE WORKSHOP
• Designed for beginner and intermediate players 
• Play ukulele with other musicians
• Learn popular chords and songs
MAY 27TH: PERCUSSION WORKSHOP
• Introduction to a wide variety of hand percussion instruments
• Basic rhythm theory 
• Group drum circle
• Interactive for all ages!
JUNE 3RD: UKULELE WORKSHOP
• Designed for beginner and intermediate players 
• Play ukulele with other musicians
• Learn popular chords and songs

 

 PAST WORKSHOPS WE WILL RUN AGAIN:

DJ WORKSHOP
• Mixing 
• Matching beats
• Using turntables
• Digital DJ software
HOW TO MIXING BOARD 
• Analog vs. Digital
• Levels, Gains, & Meters
• EQ & Effects
• Mixers for Recording or for Stage
HARMONY WORKSHOP
• Melody vs. Harmony
• Harmony in an Ensemble
• Learn Melodies and Harmonies to popular songs
• Interactive for all ages!
ACOUSTIC GUITAR WORKSHOP
• Designed for beginner and intermediate players
• Play guitar with other musicians
• Open chords & barre chords
• Learn common chord progressions
MICROPHONE WORKSHOP 
• Types of Microphones 
• Microphone Selection 
• Microphone Placement 
• Microphone Stands & Cables
MALLET PERCUSSION INSTRUMENTS 
• Marimba, Xylophone, Vibraphone, & Glockenspiel 
• The History of the Marimba 
• Wood vs. Metal Bars 
• 2 & 4 Mallet Technique 
ACOUSTIC GUITAR WORKSHOP
• Designed for beginner and intermediate players
• Play guitar with other musicians
• Open chords & barre chords
• Learn common chord progressions
FILM MUSIC WORKSHOP
• History of film music
• Analyze music used in scenes from popular films
• Techniques of modern film composers
NATIVE INSTRUMENTS
• DJing with 'Traktor Pro'
• Groove sequencing with 'Maschine'
• Instruments and effects using 'Komplete'
• Combining all three programs together
THE WORLD OF PERCUSSION
• Introduction to a wide variety of hand percussion instruments
• Basic rhythm theory 
• Group Drum Circle
• Interactive for All Ages!
'FINALE' FOR THE MODERN COMPOSER
• Introduction to 'Finale' composition software
• Arranging and orchestrating
• Basic notation and editing
• Recording with 'Finale'
INTRO TO MUSIC THEORY
• Roman Numeral Analysis
• Melody and Harmony
• Major/Minor Scales & Chords
• Rhythmic Notation
IN-EAR MONITORING
• Benefits of In-Ear Monitoring 
• Operating Personal Mixing Stations 
• Using Wireless Body Packs 
• Monitor Mix Signal Flow 
• Communicating with the Sound Engineer 
• Stage Etiquette
INTO TO DJING W/DJ FIERCE
• How a DJ setup works – basic overview of turntable/CDJ, mixer & headphones
• The proper technique to play and manipulate a vinyl record
• An introduction to digital DJing with Serato Scratch Live
• Learning about Beats Per Minutes (BPMs)
• Beatmatching with how to perform a basic mix/blend of two songs
MICROPHONE WORKSHOP
• Types of Microphones
• Microphone Selection
• Microphone Placement
• Microphone Stands & Cables
PRACTICE GOOD PRACTICE
• Positive Practice Environment
• Tools for Efficient Practice
• Use of Technology
• Mapping Your Goals 
'MUSIC ACE' SOFTWARE PROGRAM
• Intro to Music Ace in the iMac Theory Lab
• Fun Way to Learn Music Theory
• Interactive & Effective Practice Time
• Games & Lessons in Music Ace
CAJONS & DJEMBES
• History of the Djembe
• Types of Cajons & Djembes
• Practical Applications for Cajons
• Introduction to Playing Cajon & Djembe
MUSIC THEORY USING 'MUSICIAN 4' SOFTWARE
• Intro to Musician 4 in the iMac Theory Lab
• Improve Sight Reading
• Discover Rhythm, Melody, & Harmony
• Lessons & Exercises
• Highly Customizable Features
SYNTHESIZERS 
• Analog Synthesizers
• Digital/Solid State Synthesizers
• Vocoders 
• Virtual Instruments & Synthesizers
EAR TRAINING USING 'EARMASTER' SOFTWARE
• Intro to Earmaster in the iMac Theory Lab
• Benefits of Ear Training
• Lesson Modules & Customize Your Lessons
• Interval Training, Sight Reading & Rhythm Training
GUITAR & BASS PEDALS 
• The Science of Sound 
• Types of Effects 
• Signal Flow 
• Finding Your Sound
DRUM SET TECHNIQUE
• Technique & Coordination
• Developing a Sense of Time
• Key Elements of a Groove
• Different Styles of Playing: Funk, Swing, Rock, Etc.
EXPLORATION OF THE MODERN ROCK BAND
• Instrument Interaction
• Listening to the Rhythm Section
• Identifying Song Components
• Genres & Subgenres
HARMONY FOR THE HOLIDAYS
• Melody vs. Harmony
• Harmony in an Ensemble
• Learn Melodies and Harmonies to Your Favorite Holiday Songs 
HISTORY OF THE TURNTABLE
• From 1877 to Today, Discover the World of the Turntable
• The Development and Artistic Transformation of the Turntable
• The Pioneers who created the Art of Turntablism
• Turntable Differences & Technical Specifications
KIDS PERCUSSION INSTRUMENTS
(Best for Ages 5-10)
• Explore Instruments: Djembe, Guiro, Cabasa, and More
• Learn Beat Patterns in a Group Setting
• Play Along With Fun Songs
MALLET PERCUSSION INSTRUMENTS
• Marimba, Xylophone, Vibraphone, & Glockenspiel
• The History of the Marimba
• Wood vs. Metal Bars
• 2 & 4 Mallet Technique 
STAGE PRESENCE
• Techniques to cope with stage fright
• The value of portraying confidence
• Developing your stage show
• Encouraging audience participation and interaction