Bring the music of the Grateful Dead to life on your guitar in this workshop based on the best-selling Homespun video series Learn Seven Classic Grateful Dead Songs for Acoustic Guitar. Jeffrey shows you not only how to play the chords and create powerful grooves behind your singing on songs like “Uncle John’s Band,” “Friend of the Devil,” “New Speedway Boogie,” and “Althea,” but also how to add cool embellishments and lead breaks inspired by the Dead’s live and studio performances. The specific songs covered in the workshop will depend on the group’s interests.
Jeffrey, the founding editor of Acoustic Guitar magazine, interviewed both Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir in depth about their guitar and songwriting styles, and draws on insights from those conversations to capture the soul of their timeless songs. Listen to songs and watch video samples at:
“Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers sure can play the music—listen to his ‘Stella Blue’ and you’ll know what I mean. Better still, he can teach it.”
—Dennis McNally, author, A Long Strange Trip: The Inside History of the Grateful Dead
“Incredibly pleased with this workshop. Jeff’s love of music and creating single-guitar arrangements of songs comes through very clearly, and he explains things simply and concisely so anyone can follow along.”
—David Hodge, editor, Guitar Noise