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    Sat, February 25, 2017
    11:00 am
    -1:30 pm

    $40

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    This hands-on approach will help you better understand and learn the mandolin fretboard, so you can play in all twelve keys, using seven different positions. You will learn easy-to- remember scale patterns, arpeggios, and use well known chord shapes to make your navigation smooth. Starting in familiar keys and positions, you will expand your playing territory to several more possibilities. Learn the whole fretboard once and for all! Printed materials will be handed out, audio recording is encouraged. Hands on workshop, bring your instruments! All levels welcome!

    About Radim Zenkl
    Mandolin player, composer and instructor. Originally from the Czech Republic, he discovered bluegrass by listening to records that were smuggled in to his communist country. Radim’s worldwide performing and teaching credentials include guest appearances at Berklee College of Music in Boston and the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland. Radim taught at the first, second and the most recent Mandolin Symposium and many other music camps. According to David Grisman: “Zenkl has re-invented the mandolin in several different ways.” He has been teaching online private lessons for the past five years, and last year launched his own school of online group mandolin classes. His first instructional DVD ‘Mandolin Primer’ was released on Homespun in November 2015.

    $40.00

  • When
    Sat, February 25, 2017
    1:30 pm
    -3:30 pm

    $40

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    Blues is a fascinating and remarkable musical style! It breaks several of the traditional classical music laws and makes it work in an exciting way. It will all be revealed at this workshop in great detail with examples. Even though you may not desire to become a typical Bluesman / Blueswoman, this genre of music has so much to learn from. It is one the foundations of bluegrass, jazz and rock ‘n roll, and it has influenced many types of music, including choro and classical. The blues is also a great vehicle to start and develop your improvising skills, which can be used later in other genres of music. Explore the variety of typical blues forms and chord progressions from simple to more advanced, good chord voicings, chord substitutions, several different grooves and strumming patterns, most commonly used scales, step by step system on how to practice improvisation while including typical sounds and aspects of the blues vocabulary, phrasing and ornaments, creating instant blues melodies, standard songs and tunes. Specific routines for daily practicing. Printed materials will be handed out, audio recording is encouraged. Hands on workshop, bring your instruments! All levels welcome!

    About Radim Zenkl
    Mandolin player, composer and instructor. Originally from the Czech Republic, he discovered bluegrass by listening to records that were smuggled in to his communist country. Radim’s worldwide performing and teaching credentials include guest appearances at Berklee College of Music in Boston and the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland. Radim taught at the first, second and the most recent Mandolin Symposium and many other music camps. According to David Grisman: “Zenkl has re-invented the mandolin in several different ways.” He has been teaching online private lessons for the past five years, and last year launched his own school of online group mandolin classes. His first instructional DVD ‘Mandolin Primer’ was released on Homespun in November 2015.

    $40.00

  • When
    Sat, April 29, 2017
    11:00 am
    -12:15 pm

    $40

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    The Guitar Soloing Strategies Workshop is a 75 minute, hands-on workshop (bring your guitar!). Fred shows you several ways to solo, both scale-based and chord-based. Learn improvised solo techniques that work for blues, rock, bluegrass, country, or any kind of music. Whether you play alone or with other people, the scales, licks and practice excercises Fred shows you will expand your ability to invent solos on the spot, and understand what other guitarists are doing when they play your favorite recorded solos

    About Fred Sokolow
    Fred Sokolow is best known as the author of over one-hundred instructional books and DVDs for guitar, banjo, Dobro, mandolin, lap steel and ukulele. Fred has long been a well-known West Coast multi-string performer and recording artist, particularly on the acoustic music scene. The diverse musical genres covered in his books and DVDs, along with several bluegrass, jazz and rock CDs he has released, demonstrate his mastery of many musical styles. Whether he’s playing Delta bottleneck blues, bluegrass or old-time banjo, 30s swing guitar or screaming rock solos, he does it with authenticity and passion. His books are published by all the major music print publishers including Hal Leonard, Warner Brothers, Mel Bay and others. His Fretboard Roadmaps series is an international best-seller.

    $40.00

  • When
    Sat, April 29, 2017
    1:00 pm
    -2:15 pm

    $40

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    This is a 75 minute, hands-on workshop (bring your ukulele!). Fred shows you some classic 12-bar and 8-bar blues tunes, and how to strum blues progressions in any key. You’ll also learn single-note scales that allow you to jam with other players and invent bluesy solos, up and down the fretboard, in any key…plus: learn how to play some classic, first-position blues licks you’ve heard from blues guitarists; they’re easy to play on uke.

    About Fred Sokolow
    Fred Sokolow is best known as the author of over one-hundred instructional books and DVDs for guitar, banjo, Dobro, mandolin, lap steel and ukulele. Fred has long been a well-known West Coast multi-string performer and recording artist, particularly on the acoustic music scene. The diverse musical genres covered in his books and DVDs, along with several bluegrass, jazz and rock CDs he has released, demonstrate his mastery of many musical styles. Whether he’s playing Delta bottleneck blues, bluegrass or old-time banjo, 30s swing guitar or screaming rock solos, he does it with authenticity and passion. His books are published by all the major music print publishers including Hal Leonard, Warner Brothers, Mel Bay and others. His Fretboard Roadmaps series is an international best-seller.

    $40.00

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