GUITAR CLASSES AT THE FREIGHT AND SALVAGE AND Timbre Folk 2019


FREIGHT AND SALVAGE\

FUNK Guitar

Six Wednesdays; 7-8:15pm — price: $130, start January 9, (no class January 23)

Time to get down with our bad selves! We will visit the music of the pioneers of funk including James Brown, the Meters, Parliament/Funkadelic, Nile Rodgers, Sly Stone, Kool and the Gang, and the purple one, Prince. The groove was paramount in funk. We will not only learn about the guitar lines, but bring in the bass, as well. We will focus on the musical interplay between the instruments (much like we did in Grooving the Blues) and create multi-dimensional rhythms. Students should have some ability to navigate the fretboard, playing beyond first position (Cowboy chords). Note: guitarists are welcome to bring an electric guitar but must also bring a “small” amplifier.

Surf Guitar 101

Six Wednesdays, 8:30-9:45, starts January 9 (no class January 23)

Price: $130 early bird

It’s summer time and Surfs UP! Time to learn some classic tunes from the reverb-soaked days of yore. We’re talking Ventures, Dick Dale, the Safaris with classic songs such as: Pipeline, Walk Don’t Run, Wipeout!, Miserlou and many more. Of course, we will be using acoustic guitars, but  because these songs had such great melodies and grooves we will hardly miss the “wet” sound. 

 

contact the Freight and Salvage to sign up

To register contact the Freight and Salvage

2020 Addison St. Berkeley, CA,

 www.thefreight.org, (510)644-2020

 


 

GUITAR CLASSES 2019!!!

at Timbre Folk

801 Bancroft

Berkeley, CA

 

BEATLES AND BRITISH INVASION THURSDAYS

Starts January 17 (no class January 24)

Six weeks

7:30-9pm

Timbre Folk

Let's go back to the 1960s and revisit the bands we all love: Beatles, Rolling Stones, The Who, the Kinks, The Yardbirds, Cream, Clapton...Guitar-based rock at its best. We will learn chords, riffs, and songs.

We focus on guitar, but folks are welcome to sing along price : $175

at Timbre Folk and Baroque

 

Space is limited so if you want to sign up please contact me ahead of time

 

PBJ: Pete’s Blues Jam for Guitar                           

Six Saturdays

10:30am-1pm

Starting January 12 - no class January 26

$200

at Timbre Folk and Baroque

 

The PBJ is an extended class/jam — 2.5 hours — where I will teach various techniques and blues structures, which we will apply in a jam-type setting. We will cover rhythm playing: chords, swing and accents; lead playing: scales, phrasing, partial chords. We have a lot of fun. It’s a structured outline but with plenty of time for folks to comment and discuss ideas, and get feedback from each other and myself. If you are looking to expand your blues guitar playing and want to have some fun feel free to contact me.

contact: Pete Madsen, e-mail buzzyfrets@yahoo.com, (510)708-8874 www.learnbluesguitarnow .com

 

Beginning Guitar

Six Tuesdays: Beginning Tuesday, January 15 (no class January 22) 8-9:15 at Timbre Folk, 801 Bancroft, 

Price: $150

This is a class designed for adults just starting out on guitar. We will learn chords, strumming patterns, songs, a few riffs and licks, songs and of course more songs. Students will receive handouts and mp3 files to listen to and practice with.  Some of the artists we will cover: Beatles, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Bob Marley, Ventures and more! All you need to participate is a guitar and  willingness to learn.

 

 

70’s HARD ROCK

 

Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and AC/DC

Six Mondays starting January 14

8-9:30 at Timbre Folk, 801 Bancroft

Price: $175

This class is designed for electric guitar players who want to get down with the heavy sound of 70’s hard rock. Songs will include: Paranoid, Sweet Leaf, Iron Man (Sabbath), Rock n’ Roll, Black Dog (Zeppelin), Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, Highway to Hell, Back in Black (AC/DC) and more. Some amplifiers are available at the shop. Students who have portable small amps are encouraged to bring them.

contact: Pete Madsen, e-mail buzzyfrets@yahoo.com, (510)708-8874

Pete Madsen has been teaching and performing in the Bay Area for over twenty years. His musical specialty is the art and craft of fingerstyle blues, ragtime and slide guitar.Websites:

I also teach private lessons at my studio in Berkeley. E-mail or call me for rates and availability.

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