GUITAR CLASSES AT THE FREIGHT AND SALVAGE AND Timbre Folk 2019


FREIGHT AND SALVAGE

Introduction to Fingerstyle Guitar

Six Wednesdays 7-8:15pm 

Starting May 8

Price: $130 early bird

In this class we learn the basics of fingerstyle guitar for folk, rock and blues. If you have been strumming chords for a little bit this will be a great opportunity for you to discover how playing with your fingers can add a beautiful and lyrical element to your playing. Songs will include “Landslide,” “Will the Circle be Unbroken,” “Dust in the Wind,” “Freight Train,” “We are going to be Friends,” and others. Participants only need to have basic knowledge of first position chords

 

GROOVING AND JAMMING THE BLUES

Six Wednesdays 8:30-9:45

Price: $130 early bird

Six Wednesdays, 8:30-9:45pm For guitar players who want to learn how to play rhythm and solo over blues changes. We will take a basic 12 bar blues as our background format and use ideas based on scales, riffs, and chord shapes to learn the art of soloing. This will be a lot of fun for those folks who have a little background in playing blues  Learn classic solo lines from players like Robert Johnson, Eric Clapton and many more. Some background in playing blues rhythm required, but other than that just a desire to put some heart (and muscle!) into your guitar playing.

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

 

PETE'S BLUES JAM FOR GUITAR
10:30-1pm

TIME: Saturdays: 10:30-1pm

Starting May 11— six weeks

$200

at Timbre Folk and Baroque

This Session’s Theme: Chord Tone Soloing
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.
 

Rock of the 70s

Six Thursdays starting May 9

7:30-9pm

price: $175

In this class we will learn to play some of the favorites from the 1970s. Songs from bands like Santana, CCR, Dire Straits, Bowie, Bill Withers, Tom Petty, Bob Seger. Songs will include: Black Magic Woman, Sultans of Swing, Night Moves, Who'll Stop the Rain, Refugee, Changes, and more. This will be a class for the intermediate guitarist: you know first position chords, some barre chords and may or may have not attempted some soloing.

 

To sign up for Timbre classes contact Pete

a $50 deposit is required to register


SUNDAY BLUES JAM

Six Sundays 10am-noon, beginning May 5

Price: $90 for all six weeks or $20 drop-in

Almost all instruments welcome (sorry, no full drum sets).

This is a “friendly” mostly acoustic blues jam for novice jammers. We play through several songs at modest tempos and takes turns playing solos.

Jam lead by Pete Madsen

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

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