Are you a fan of electronic music or simply want to rack-up some new skills on a new instrument? Look no further, the Library of MusicLandria (2181 Sixth Ave.) is hosting an introductory class on the basic functions of synthesizers on Feb. 29, which will be taught by Dumbledog, a local electronic musician. The synthesizer is an instrument used to fluctuate different syntheses by using dials to create sound and audio signals. MusicLandria is a non-profit organization—recognized as a music instrument library, that was created in 2014 by music enthusiast Buddy Hale—with a mission to put eager learners next to new instruments and offer inexpensive hands-on classes throughout the month. Different workshops at varying skill levels take place at this library to connect the Sacramento community to new sounds and tools one might not have available. While the organization offers these classes for free, they encourage a donation of $10, but it is not required. This specific one-hour workshop that starts at 6 p.m. will be followed by a Q&A with Dumbledog on the ins-and-outs of the synth dials and more in-depth details. To register for the event, RSVP by emailing or visit

**This write-up first appeared in print on page 12 of issue #311 (Feb. 12 – 26, 2020)**