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    Sat, March 7, 2020
    11:00 am
    -1:00 pm

    $50

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    Intimidated by jam sessions? There is no need! In this workshop, Grammy winner and prolific author Mark Hanson teaches the strategies for successfully participating in jam sessions, whether as a leader or a joiner. Through the use of well-known tunes, you will jam right along with the rest of the class, no matter what your skill level. Strum or fingerpick the chords, play a single-note solo or a fingerstyle improv — this class provides tons of information on how to succeed in a jam! Also, Mark will teach you to play his sparkling fingerstyle arrangement of Chet Atkins’ “Jam Man.” All levels welcome!

    $50.00

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    Sat, March 7, 2020
    1:30 pm
    -3:30 pm

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    Ever wanted to play “In the Mood” for solo guitar, or “Georgia On My Mind” with jazzy chords? Come join Mark’s workshop and learn how! Mark starts with the picking hand techniques required, continues with an overview of how four-note jazz chords differ from their folky cousins, and what the picking hand needs to do to accommodate them. Gain a new understanding of how this guitar style is built, and how to make it swing! Mark’s jazz standards CD and book will be available.

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    $50.00

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    Sat, March 14, 2020
    11:00 am
    -1:00 pm

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    Teja Gerken
  Sat, March 14h 11:00am – 1:00pm $50
    Sounding Good on Fingerstyle Guitar
    Applicable to fingerstyle guitarists of all skill levels, this workshop is all about making you sound better. Long-time Bay Area guitarist Teja Gerken will share his views on tone production, effective practicing, playing with a minimum of physical effort, avoiding repetitive stress injuries, and being comfortable when performing. Workshop topics will include exercises for the picking-hand, thoughts on nails vs. flesh playing, fretting-hand economy, vibrato techniques, controlling note length, working with dynamics, and more. Teja will also discuss some general guitar and gear choices and how to adapt your technique to different instruments and playing situations, such as playing acoustically vs. playing in an amplified setting. Teja will provide music/TAB for several playing examples, and the workshop will also include time for individual questions.

    Teja Gerken has been performing in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond for more than 25 years. He is also a co-founder of Peghead Nation, he’s was an editor for Acoustic Guitar magazine for 17 years, and has also written extensively for Guitar Player, Premier Guitar, Fretboard Journal, and other magazines. He has contributed to several guitar books, and is the author of The Taylor Guitar Book. His two CDs, On My Way and Postcards have received critical acclaim, and he is about to release an album of fingertyle guitar duets with Doug Young. www.tejagerken.com.

    $50.00

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    Sat, May 2, 2020
    11:30 am
    -1:00 pm
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    Learn how to leave patterns and other common fingerstyle conventions behind.  This workshop is designed to get you thinking and playing not just as a guitarist but as a band.  Music and techniques will be performed, examined and explained.  Printed material will be provided.  Bring instruments, recorders, writing implements, and lots of questions. Even beginning fingerpickers will benefit from this so all levels welcome.

     

    $50.00

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