• WS1: 10:30 FRIDAY
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    CHICAGO TUNING(DGBE) +

    TIM MAY

    How to create solos: tremolos, neighbor notes, double stops, cross-picking, minor blues, major blues and more!  Hands -on, lots of playing.

  • WS2: 10:30 FRIDAY
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    PLAY WALTZES

    ALISON HELZER

    Learn to play waltzes on the tenor guitar: This workshop will teach two waltzes on tenor guitar in GDAE tuning. Both melody leads and accompanying techniques will be covered.  The workshop is intended for beginning level players.  I will cover Josefin’s Waltz and Chihiro’s Waltz.  Both tab and sheet music will be provided.

  • WS1: 11:30 FRIDAY
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    IMPROVISATION

    GRANT FLICK

    We’ll be looking at different ways to improvise in multiple styles on the tenor guitar!  This workshop is designed to help you make music in whatever setting you find yourself in. We’ll explore ways to keep your playing fresh and find new discoveries in your music. There will be lots of playing, focused on material participants  are curious about.  All tunings and skill levels welcome!

  • WS4: 11:30 FRIDAY
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    IRISH MUSIC

    GERRY CARTHY

    Adapting the tenor guitar to Irish music- with reference to Airs, Harp Music, Set Dances, Jigs, Reels, Hornpipes and Polkas.

  • WS5: 1:30 FRIDAY
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    TAKE YOUR PLAYING TO THE NEXT LEVEL

    TYLER JACKSON,

    Take your playing to the next level - Tyler shares tips for getting better at soloing, timing, and chord melody. Handouts will be provided. Tyler will be using a CGDA tenor but the concepts work on any tuning.

  • WS6: 1:30 FRIDAY
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    INTUITIVE SONGWRITING 

    MYSHKIN WABLER

    Playing with techniques that help us get limber with rhythm, lyric, and melody, opening our creative taps, letting ideas flow, and beginning to shape them into songs.  Bring pen and paper.

  • WS7: 2:30 FRIDAY
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    INTRO TO THE DOUBLE BASS

    MATT WEINER

    Never played a bass, or barely played one?  This is for you!  In this overview, we’ll go through all the basics of playing the bass. Holding the bass.  Right and left hand techniques.  Getting pizzicato, arco and slap sound.  If class size permits, everyone will get a chance to play on a bass as well.  Questions and tangents welcomed.

  • WS10: 3:30 FRIDAY
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    EASY ALTERNATIVE CHORDS

     JOHN LAWLOR

    How to play easy alternative chords to standard songs – Pick a song you like to play and maybe I can show you some other interesting chords to add in it that you might like.  Bring your phone in case you want to record the session to practice at home.

  • WS9: 3:30 FRIDAY  & WS9B 3:30 SATURDAY
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    UKULELE

    JEAN MANN

    Ukulele multiple strum/ picking patterns – best suited for advanced beginners.  3/4 and 4/4 time.

  • WS8; 3:30 FRIDAY  & WS11 3:30 SATURDAY
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    BEGINNING HARMONICA

     JOHN HALOVANIC

    This workshop will feature a view into different Harmonicas such as Chromatic, Chord and Bass along with Diatonic and others with a basic understanding of what each instrument is designed for.  Each attendee (the first 25) will receive a Diatonic Harmonica in the key of G, and workshop songs and sheet music.

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