GUITAR WORKSHOPS (scroll down for IRL program details!)
Workshops are a great way to ramp up skill in a particular area without taking on commitment to private lessons. I can add many of these as a 1.5 hour workshop the afternoon before a house concert:
1/ How to make a guitar “ Celtic” - overview of guitar tunes and ornamentation - 1.5 hr
2/ Altered States - an overview to get people started on altered guitar tunings including DADGAD (I get asked to do this one the most.) 1.5 hr overview or 4 x 1.5 hour clinics.
3/ Accompanying songs with others - for those who want to accompany singers. - Great for the person who maybe adds some vocal harmony but accompanying is their main thing. 1.5 hrs
4/ Accompanying tunes - looking at alternatives to the chords on the sheet music (not really for beginner players). 1.5 hrs.
5/ Strumming styles/techniques for the right hand - a very practical but useful way to look at strumming the guitar with a flatpack, fingers or both - getting past the same old up/down patterns. A good one for basic strummers. 1.5 hr
ONLINE Guitar Workshops
in conjunction with the
IRISH REAL LIFE FESTIVAL - KW
Guitar in Celtic/Folk/Traditional Workshop Series with Bob MacLean
Starts Thu., Feb. 04 for 5 weeks
Get your guitar skills ready for all things Celtic in March.
This workshop series will be a great way to use your time at home to hone your Celtic guitar skills and be ready for those jam session when they come back!
This workshop series will cover:
• Playing traditional tunes with a flatpick
• Learn types of tunes – jigs, airs, reels, hornpipes, etc
• How to accompany tunes in sessions
• Accompany traditional songs
• Learn about modes
• Review right and left-hand techniques
• Some basics of fingerstyle
• Using a capo
Cost: $85 for the series of five 1 hr classes or $20 per individual class
Dates: Thursday, February 4th - March 4th
Time: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Delivery: Zoom-type class (will use Jitsi Meet for this one)
Experience needed: This is a workshop series for guitar players looking to explore the rich roots music traditions found in Ireland, the UK and around the world.
More details here: https://www.irishreallifekw.com/events/guitar-in-celtic-folk-traditional-workshop-series-with-bob-maclean
Registration form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdzgWbI1xL8Sq67cIbIdxIDxMqBh8m0G1bmTAEOFny13HRoJA/viewform