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Seats are limited on all workshops.
Though tickets are generally available on the day of the workshop,
popular wokshops sell out before the event.

Call or stop by the shop to get your ticket in advance. 650-493-2131

The Metronome is Your Friend

This Week
Sat, Apr 04, 2015 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Cost: $40.00
Paul Mehling
Returning with his popular workshop for musicians and singers of all levels, Mehling demonstrates a range of practice techniques making creative use of the metronome. Improve your productivity and increase your musicianship! Open to all.

Secrets of Gypsy Jazz Guitar

This Week
Sat, Apr 04, 2015 from 3:15 pm to 5:15 pm
Cost: $40.00
Paul Mehling
This workshop focuses on various aspects of Gypsy jazz guitar in the tradition of the legendary Django Reinhardt. Topics include rhythm, picking, scales, arpeggios, chords, soloing, and more. One-on-one evaluation is available to all attendees, with a directed jam at the conclusion of the workshop, time permitting. Bring your instrument, recording device (or paper and pencil) and questions!

Paul Mehling is the leader of the Hot Club of San Francisco www.HCSF.com

Jack Tuttle's group classes start the week of April 6th

Next Week
Mon, Apr 06, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Cost: $170.00 - $180.00
Jack Tuttle
email: jack@jacktuttle.com
Jack's Group Classes (Nine weeks)
Beginning the week of April 6th.
Questions? email Jack at jack@jacktuttle.com or call (650) 248-4951
or visit: www.jacktuttle.com

Please contact Jack in advance to reserve a spot!

More Bluegrass Mandolin (Level 2)
Mondays, 6 to 7:00pm, Nine weeks, $170,
We'll learn a mix of some bluegrass song and fiddle tunes, while adding some extra elements along the way. We'll use some standard techniques used by the pioneers of bluegrass, including tremolo, double stops, blues and downstroke playing, all while keeping it relatively easy. This class is for those who've played a bit of mandolin, but also good for guitar players who are looking to try the mandolin.
Starts Mon, April 6th

Beginning Mandolin (Level 1 to 2)
Tuesdays 6 to 7:00pm. Nine weeks, $180 (includes Jack's mandolin book)
We'll cover all of the basics of beginning mandolin in this introductory class. Both soloing and chord playing will be studied with focus on establishing good fundamentals with the pick as well as proper left-hand technique. Repertoire will include simple fiddle tunes and bluegrass songs, covering a variety of mandolin techniques. We'll explore practicing exercises and proper techniques to ensure the most efficient learning and then put it all together in a low pressure group environment. All materials will be available in both music and tablature. A great class for guitarists looking for something different as well as the beginning mandolin player.
Starts Tue, April 7th

Need a mandolin for the class? Gryphon will provide a free take-home rental mandolin for the duration of the class.

Bluegrass Jamming: (Level 2-3) Two different classes!
Tuesdays, 7 to 8:00pm, $170, Nine weeks
Wednesdays, 7 to 8:00pm, $170, Nine weeks
This class is for those who want to play with others. We'll put together some standard bluegrass songs and work on playing and singing them as a group in the bluegrass style. Tablature and mp3s will be provided for those who need help with soloing. For guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, dobro and bass. Prerequisite: Must be able to play chords in time.
Starts Tue, April 7th and Wed, April 8th

Easy Western Swing Jam (Level 3)
Tuesdays, 8 to 9:00pm, Nine weeks, $170,
We'll play some classic Western Swing songs while working on getting a solid swing groove. Jack will provide written music for guitar, mandolin and fiddle, with melodies as well as some easy swing style solos. With repertoire from Bob Wills, Milton Brown and others, we'll learn to sing and play together For guitars, mandolins, fiddles, bass and voice, (others?).
Starts Tues, April 7th.

Bluegrass Guitar (Level 2-3)
Wednesdays, 8:00 to 8:00pm, Nine weeks, $180 (includes Jack's guitar book)
For those who play a bit of guitar already, Jack will teach the fundamentals of bluegrass flatpicking. Using Jack's book, we'll work on proper right and left hand technique as we learn a variety of bluegrass songs. We'll emphasize the stylistic elements that define bluegrass guitar, both rhythm and soloing. A major goal will be to prepare students for learning to jam with others.
Starts Wed, April 8th.

Beginning Bluegrass Banjo (Level 1 to 2)
Thursdays, 7:30 to 8:30pm, Nine weeks, $180 (includes Jack's banjo book)
Learn the fundamentals of bluegrass banjo including lead and backup. Using Jack's own instruction book, we will cover basic Scruggs style playing as well as the necessary rolls and techniques used by all bluegrass players. Emphasis on fundamentals of the right and left hand, as well as learning some bluegrass standards.
Starts Thurs, April 16th

Need a banjo for the class? Gryphon will provide a free take-home rental banjo for the duration of the class.

Rock Your Uke with Greg Vaughan

Thu, Apr 16, 2015 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Cost: $170.00
Greg Vaughan
email: greg.guitar@sbcglobal.net
Rock Your Springtime Uke! (beginner/intermediate)

Newcomers are welcome - you don't need to have taken our previous class to enjoy this one. Supplemental material will be handed out to players who already know a few chords. Basic strum patterns, fingerpicking, and some lead work will be included. Of course we will continue to play our favorite rock tunes, both new and old, in a group setting. Artists such as the Vance Joy, Beatles and Imagine Dragons.

April 16, 2015 Thursdays 7-8 p.m. $170 for nine weeks (one-hour classes).
Contact Greg at greg.guitar@sbcglobal.net or 650.858.0667

Need a ukulele for the class? Gryphon will provide a free take-home rental
ukulele for the duration of the class.

Essential Strums for Ukulele

Sat, Aug 01, 2015 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Cost: $40.00
Li'l Rev
Learn genre specific strums to lift your playing out of the down-up, down-up doldrums. This fun 90 minute workshop will introduce you to: The Reggae Strum, The Calypso Strum, The Punk Strum, Rock Strum, Walt Strum, Doo-Wop Strum, Irish Session Strum, Blues Comp Strum, Country & Bluegrass Strum and much more! Class focuses on teaching strums specifically while providing many ideas for how to apply them to the students repertoire. *Open to all levels.*

Triplet Patterns for Ukulele

Sat, Aug 01, 2015 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Cost: $40.00
Li'l Rev
Lil Rev has dedicated much of his Ukulele career to studying the rhythmic potential of the instrument. From Travis Harrelson and Lyle Ritz, to Roy Smeck and George Formby, here we have a class that will show you the ins and outs of 6 common triplet patterns, learn em' all or pick one that really moves you and begin to employ one of the most fascinating sounds that the ukulele pallet has to offer The Mighty Triplet. Open to all levels. Bring a smart phone or video recording device along for further study.

"A Harmonica and Ukulele Wizard." Elderly Instruments

"Listen to this! Lil Rev is Great!" -Pete Seeger

For further info or questions see Lil Rev at www.lilrev.com

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