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Sunday, March 16, 2014

. . . Meanwhile Back At The Ranch


THE FINGERSTYLE
ENTRANCE RAMP


Guitar Novices
Flat Pickers
Rhythm Players


3 WEEKS AHEAD
JORMA KAUKONEN:
ENTRANCE RAMP
Jorma Kaukonen
Level 1/2

JUMP START YOUR GUITAR PLAYING WITH THIS GREAT WORKSHOP!

STUCK ON FIRST POSITION CHORDS?

-  LEARN ABOUT CHORD SHAPES,   
MOVE OUT OF FIRST POSITION, EXPLORE THE FINGERBOARD UP AND DOWN THE NECK!

-  LEARN HOW TO DEVELOP A RELIABLE THUMB TO PROVIDE YOUR BASS LINES!

 -  LEARN NEW LICKS & TRICKS TO SPICE UP YOUR PLAYING AND AMAZE YOUR FRIENDS!  

-  EXPAND YOUR REPERTOIRE! 

This workshop will provide a solid introduction to fingerpicking guitar, including development of that reliable thumb so essential to mastering this style. This pianistic style of playing often characterizes the music of Master Instructor Jorma Kaukonen, and is typical of the great country blues artists such as Rev. Gary Davis, Blind Blake, Mississippi John Hurt and other seminal musicians that have deeply influenced 20th century guitar styles.
 Marjorie Thompson 
We will emphasize the thumb's job in holding down the alternating and often syncopated bass line, against a picked melody. We'll venture out of first position, and work with chord shapes up the neck, as well as with related licks that add color and personality to songs. And it is, after all, about the songs!   

This special workshop will have a triple threat of instructors, so that participants will receive individually tailored attention.  Along with the Captain, singer/songwriter/guitarist Marjorie Thompson will provide expert instruction focused on fretboard navigation and songcrafting, and BreakDownWay maven David Wolff will guide students in the careful rendering of some country blues favorites exemplary of this genre. David Wolff  
It will be assumed that students have familiarity with first position "cowboy" chords, and may even have substantial experience as lead or rhythm guitarists, but are relatively new to the fingerstyle approach to picking.

THERE ARE A FEW SEATS REMAINING IS THIS FANTASTIC BEGINNING FINGERSTYLE WORKSHOP 

HITCH A RIDE WITH THE CAPTAIN

APRIL
04th - 7th
Fur Peace Ranch
Pomeroy, OH
MARJORIE THOMPSON:
Marjorie Thompson
Marjorie's relationship with Fur Peace Ranch stems back to 1999, and at present she serves as a workshop instructor, as Jorma's teaching assistant, and as the Camp Educational Consultant.

As a full time musician for the past decade, she has recorded 7 CDs, tours actively, and specializes in workshops and house concerts as well as a broad range of venues in the US and Europe.  She also has a catalog of guitar instructional DVDs from beginning through advanced levels.

DAVID WOLFF:
David Wolff
David spent many years of his youth following Jorma around the country, pen and pad in hand taking "notes" attempting to emulate his moves. He became good friends with the musical juggernaut and eventually an idea was born; online guitar lessons with Jorma on a site called BreakDownWay.com.



Acoustic Desert Rose Band
Workshop enrollment also includes a ticket for our April 5th performance from the Acoustic Desert Rose Band


FUR PEACE RANCH 39495 ST. CLAIR RD, POMEROY, OH 45769, 740-992-2575

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