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  • When
    Thu, December 20, 2018
    7:00 pm
    -8:00 pm

    $25

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    Rock Your Uke this Holiday season! This special one day class is intended to give you a handful of easy Holiday songs you can play and sing with family and friends as well as one or two solo pieces for the ukulele. Music will be provided. Beginning players (who can strum a few chords already) are welcome.

    Level: Beginner/Intermediate

    Questions? Contact Greg via email at [email protected]

    $25.00

  • When
    Sat, January 5, 2019
    11:00 am
    -1:00 pm

    $50

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    Gryphon regular Mark Hanson has over 2,000 arrangements and transcriptions in his files after many decades of doing this. In this workshop he outlines his arranging process (which won him a Grammy in 2005!), plus shares his easy-to-intermediate arrangements of these classic tunes: “Hallelujah” and “Ripple,” plus the more challenging but very cool “Sleepwalk” and “My Girl.” Mark’s Arranging Fingerstyle Guitar Solos DVD will be available.

    $50.00

    $50.00

  • When
    Sat, January 5, 2019
    1:30 pm
    -3:30 pm

    $50

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    In this workshop shares his solo guitar arrangements of very recent tunes, including Ed Sheeran’s “Photograph,” Jason Mraz’s “I’m Yours,” and Bruno Mars’ “Count On Me.” Mark walks you through the thinking process that produced these guitar solos and shows you how to play them. Includes handouts. Also, bring in a request and Mark will conduct an ‘on-the-spot’ arrangement! Mark’s Arranging Fingerstyle Guitar Solos DVD will be available.

    $50.00

    $50.00

  • When
    Sat, January 12, 2019
    2:00 pm
    -5:00 pm

    $75

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    Peter Case’s Songwriting Workshop—A class that all levels of songwriters can 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, on through to his groundbreaking and three-times Grammy nominated solo career.

    In this workshop, Case offers secrets of the craft that will have you immediately writing more powerful and interesting songs.  You can bring in a song for a critique, or simply enjoy the exercises and ideas conveyed in the class. The atmosphere is a fun, comfortable, and at times humorous environment, but the content is serious and will enable you to surprise yourself with a new batch of songs that will be assigned at the end of the session.

    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

    http://www.petercase.com

     

    $75.00

  • When
    Sat, March 2, 2019
    3:00 pm
    -5:00 pm

    $50

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    In this workshop we’ll be looking at a short ragtime piece. This will help, amongst other things, with your thumb/finger independence & all-important rhythm. Clive will also bring a Celtic tune and is open to questions about everything ‘guitar’ from his techniques and arranging process, to life on tour with John Renbourn and Tommy Emmanuel! Each student will be provided with TAB/sheet music on the day. If you have been playing for decades or you have just picked up the guitar in recent years and can fingerpick chords, you are sure to gain from this workshop. Not suitable for the absolute beginner.
    Clive Carroll is probably the best and most original young acoustic guitar player and composer in Britain. Clive has been immersed in music since birth. His mother, Jean, born in Clonlara in County Clare, Ireland, plays button accordion; his sister, Becky, plays the guitar and sings; and with Dad on bodhran and bass, they played gigs all over England as a family band.
    The level of musicality that Clive displays is truly astonishing, one not automatically present in even the most skilled of professional guitarists. Stylistically, Clive’s compositions rove eclectically and brilliantly through and across genre boundaries. They display Clive’s superb sense of rhythm, external and internal, and his unerring feel for pace, knowing just when and how to let the music breathe.

    “Truly a guitarist for all seasons, Carroll is up there with his peers such as John Renbourn and Tommy Emmanuel. Inspirations run from newgrass and fusion jazz to Irish stylings, all cleanly arranged and immaculately interpreted.” – Roots Magazine

    “…a milestone on the journey of the steel-string guitar” – John Renbourn
    “Probably the best and most original young guitar player in Britain today” – Acoustic Guitar

    $50.00

  • When
    Sat, April 13, 2019
    11:00 am
    -2:00 pm

    $50

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    Richard will teach the ideas, techniques and musical building blocks of two of the most influential fingerpickers in history. Between Travis Picking, banjo style rolls, counterpoint, hammer on and pull off techniques, walking bass lines, alternating harmonics, “claw” style rhythms and varied lead lines, we’ll try to cover as much ground as we can using various tunes and excepts as examples. A must for Chet and Jerry fans!
    About Richard Smith:
    Richard started playing the guitar at age 5 and has never looked back. Focusing early on with the fingerstyle guitar of Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed, he began transcribing classical music, Jazz, the gypsy style of Django Reinhardt, bluegrass, ragtime and the blues to Sousa marches. Now a seasoned performer in his forties with thousands of performances worldwide to his credit, Richard has become renowned worldwide for his mastery of instrument and for his knock-out entertaining shows.

    1999 AFG Golden Thumbpick Award
    2001 National Finger¬style Guitar Champion
    2008 Thumbpicker of the Year
    2009 National Thumbpickers Hall of Fame Induction
    Played with Chet Atkins, Les Paul, Nato Lima, Boots Randolph, Tommy Emmanuel, John Jor¬genson, Marcel Dadi, Tommy Tedesco, Joe Pass, Biréli Lagrène, Mark O’Connor, Sam Bush, Stuart Duncan, Martin Taylor, Jorge Morel, Earl Klugh, Suzy Bogguss, Victor Wooten, John Cowan and countless more.

    www.richardsmithmusic.com/solo
    www.youtube.com/richardsmithmusic

    $50.00

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