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    Sat, January 28, 2017
    11:00 am
    -12:00 pm

    $35

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    Being able to hear and identify chord progressions will go a long way toward demystifying music. Before you know it you’ll be hearing and recognizing dominant seven and diatonic chord progressions. This exciting workshop will open your ears to the way all songs work around the Circle of 5ths. Knowledge of chords C F G7 A7 D7 E7 Am Dm Em is helpful. (Advanced Beginner and up)

    Jim D’Ville is a music educator and facilitator who is on a mission to get ukulele players off the paper and playing music by ear. Over the last seven years he has taught his Play Ukulele By Ear workshops to thousands of players in the United States, Australia, Canada and the Caribbean. Jim is the author of the Play Ukulele By Ear DVD series and hosts the popular Play Ukulele By Ear website (www.PlayUkuleleByEar.com).

    $35.00

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    Sat, January 28, 2017
    12:15 pm
    -1:15 pm

    $35

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    The Beatles employed every trick on the Circle of 5ths to write some of the most ear-catching musical phrasings in popular music. In this workshop we’ll play snippets of over 25 Beatles songs and examine how they used the emotional values found in chords to write some of the most popular popular music of all time. (All Levels)

    Jim D’Ville is a music educator and facilitator who is on a mission to get ukulele players off the paper and playing music by ear. Over the last seven years he has taught his Play Ukulele By Ear workshops to thousands of players in the United States, Australia, Canada and the Caribbean. Jim is the author of the Play Ukulele By Ear DVD series and hosts the popular Play Ukulele By Ear website (www.PlayUkuleleByEar.com).

    $35.00

  • This workshop is for all levels. You will learn how to use gravity to fret the strings with minimal effort, and classical fingerstyle techniques that can be applied to new age, pop, rock, classical, jazz, country and fingerstyle guitar. We will then briefly explore sharps, flats, basic ear training and a brief introduction to music theory. PDF Handouts include an elaborate list of tunings to use in your compositional toolbox. We will explore left and right hand tapping guitar techniques, harmonization of melodies, percussive guitar thumps, tapping bass lines and slap harmonics. You will learn how to break down what seems to be very advanced into something simple.

    Christie Lenée’s unique guitar work is often compared to Michael Hedges meets Joni Mitchell and Dave Matthews, delivering profound instrumental compositions with heartfelt, consciously uplifting songs. Christie was the pioneer for a percussive guitar tool called “The Engle” launched in 2013, being the first musician to ever record with it on her instrumental album “Chasing Infinity.”

    $40.00

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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

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    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 the workshop in great details and 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!

    $40.00

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