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  • 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

  • When
    Sat, May 6, 2017
    11:00 am
    -12:45 pm

    $40

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    Learning patterns and other peoples’ licks can only take your abilities so far. At some point every player wants the experience of playing “without a net.” This workshop, taught by a guitarist who has made his reputation by arranging and playing some of the most unexpected tunes as fingerstyle pieces, is designed to help get you there. Music and techniques will be performed, examined and explained. Bring instruments, recorders, writing implements, and lots of questions. All levels of players welcome.

    $40.00

  • When
    Sat, May 13, 2017
    2:00 pm
    -5:00 pm

    $75

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    In this class that all levels of songwriters will enjoy, Peter brings knowledge from his years as an acclaimed songwriter, including his debut in 1976 with punk/new wave/rock-and-roll legends The Nerves and his popular recordings with the Plimsouls for Geffen Records, through to his groundbreaking and three time Grammy nominated solo career. In this workshop, Case offers secrets of the craft that will have you immediately writing more powerful and interesting songs.
    For more info, videos, and music, go to http://www.petercase.com
    Feel free to contact me at case_peter@hotmail.com with any questions about the class

    Peter Case is a Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter and producer, a mighty fine guitarist and a well-reviewed published author and yet, he’s most at home on the stage. For 25 years, Peter, his guitar and his songs have mesmerized audiences from coast to coast, whether holding down a festival crowd, warming up the place for luminaries like Jackson Browne and John Prine or headlining his own nightclub shows— of which he can claimed to have logged thousands.

    “But Case’s considerable background in punk and electric pop injects his songs with a uniquely incisive quality…even his more laid back ballads connect with a power and passion most others in his field don’t—or can’t– invoke. “ —American Songwriter

    “Nearly three decades into his solo career, Peter Case remains one of our best and most compelling singer/songwriters”   —All Music Guide

    $75.00

  • When
    Sat, May 20, 2017
    10:30 am
    -12:30 pm

    $40

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    Gryphon’s old friend Mark Hanson – longtime Gryphon instructor, Grammy winner, Frets editor, and author of “Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar” – will introduce you to the beautiful world of Hawaiian slack key guitar.
    The essence of slack key is fingerpicking in alternate tunings. In this workshop Mark will concentrate on two tunings: “Taro Patch” (Open-G) and “C-Wahine” (C G D G B E, low to high). You’ll learn the necessary fingerpicking patterns (alternating bass), the common chord shapes, parallel-sixth licks, and even a couple of common turn-arounds. And, you will have easy-to-intermediate tunes to take home and play!
    Fingerpickers at every level are welcome. Come tuned in “Taro Patch” (Open-G) tuning – D G D G B D, lowest to highest.
    Tab handouts, and Mark will have copies of his book.

    $40.00

  • When
    Sat, May 20, 2017
    1:30 pm
    -3:30 pm

    $40

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    In 2005 Mark won a Grammy for his recording of two of his fingerstyle arrangements (Henry Mancini – Pink Guitar). In this class he will teach you the ins and outs of his arranging style: the playing techniques and the musical decision making. And, he will teach you several of his best and most popular arrangements, both jazzy and folky. This workshop is perfect for intermediate players who want to stretch their understanding and fingers a bit, and for higher-level players looking to increase their repertoire. Tab to take home.

    $40.00

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