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  • When
    Thu, December 19, 2019
    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. Intermediate players (and Beginning players who can strum a few chords in time) are welcome.

    Level: Beginning/Intermediate

    Questions? Contact Greg via email at [email protected]

     

     

     

     

    $25.00

     

  • When
    Sat, January 11, 2020
    11:30 am
    -1:00 pm
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    Blues and Jazz have been around for over 100 years, and have influenced and enriched each other the entire time. Every jazz improvisor has incorporated blues licks and melodies into their arsenal of techniques; while modern blues style has incorporated jazz chord concepts and riffs throughout its development. This workshop will first present practical ways to incorporate jazz harmony and melodic concepts into playing the blues on guitar, using 9th and 13th chord voicings, II-V-I substitutions, III-VI-II-V turnarounds, arpeggio patterns, etc. in both acoustic fingerstyle and electric rhythm approaches. Styles of T-Bone Walker, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Count Basie, and others, many in printed handout form, will be used to make points come alive. Then, we’ll explore how jazz players have used bluesy figures and forms to liven up some of the “schmaltzier” aspects of jazz guitar. Tunes by Charles Mingus, Milt Jackson, Charlie Parker, etc will be used- again, accompanied by printed handouts.

     

    All levels welcome, but many ideas will be geared to the evolved player. Participants are encouraged to bring an audio or video recorder to get the most out of the workshop!

     

    Paul Asbell has performed and recorded with numerous legends of blues, jazz, and folk, including Muddy Waters, Paul Butterfield, Howlin’ Wolf, Otis Rush, Magic Sam, John Lee Hooker, David Bromberg, Jon Hendricks, Bobby McFerrin, Betty Carter, James Carter, Sonny Stitt, the Sun Ra Arkestra, Joshua Redman, Paul Siebel, Rosalie Sorrels, Mary McCaslin, former student Trey Anastasio, and countless others.

    He has taught guitar for over 50 years, at Dartmouth College, St. Michaels College, Skidmore College, and presently teaches at University of Vermont and Middlebury

     

    $50.00

     

  • When
    Sat, January 11, 2020
    2:00 pm
    -3:30 pm

    $50

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    Fingerstyle blues guitar, in the styles of Mississippi John Hurt, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Robert Johnson, Blind Blake, Merle Travis, Dave van Ronk, and others. Topics covered will include right hand fundamentals, such as alternate-bass technique, Delta-style drones, palm muting, and exercises to create effortless dexterity, syncopations and strong grooves. Left-hand issues range from basic chord concepts to sophisticated jazz and ragtime chord substitutions, moving bass lines, “guide tones”, etc, w/ emphasis on creating your own licks, turnarounds and variations within the style. All levels welcome, but many ideas will be geared to the evolved player. Tablature spoken here, but this will not be just a “lecture”- plenty of foot-stompin’ music will be played, and participants are encouraged to bring an audio or video recorder to get the most out of the workshop!

    Paul Asbell has performed and recorded with numerous legends of blues, jazz, and folk, including Muddy Waters, Paul Butterfield, Howlin’ Wolf, Otis Rush, Magic Sam, John Lee Hooker, David Bromberg, Jon Hendricks, Bobby McFerrin, Betty Carter, James Carter, Sonny Stitt, the Sun Ra Arkestra, Joshua Redman, Paul Siebel, Rosalie Sorrels, Mary McCaslin, former student Trey Anastasio, and countless others.

    He has taught guitar for over 50 years, at Dartmouth College, St. Michaels College, Skidmore College, and presently teaches at University of Vermont and Middlebury 

     

    $50.00

     

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