May 4, 7pm Jamming for Dummies - Traverse City Guitar Company in Traverse City MI cost $40 May 7, 1pm. It's All In The Right Hand - Elderly Instruments in Lansing MI. cost $40 May 10, 7pm. It's All In The Right Hand - Mass St. Music in Lawrence KS. cost $40 May 11, 7pm. Jamming for Dummies: Everyone Can Improvise! - Bradford & Franzke Fine Instruments in Kansas City Mo.
Here is a brief description of each workshop. Hope to see you there. Don
It’s All In The Right Hand
Most accomplished players will agree that the right hand does most of the heavy lifting when it comes to mandolin playing. This hands-on workshop focuses on tried and true mandolin right hand techniques used by all of today’s mandolin heroes. All levels are welcome.
• Holding the Pick • Right Hand Position for Picking and Strumming • Developing Tone • Alternate picking • Tremolo • Cross-Picking • Jig-Picking
Jamming For Dummies: Everyone Can Improvise!
Ever wonder how some musicians can just make up solos on the spot? This workshop explains some of the basic elements of the language of the improviser including two common types of improvisation used in a variety of musical styles. This workshop is open to all levels and can be useful to all instrumentalists.
• Melodic improvisation: improvising based on the melody. • Harmonic improvisation: improvising based on the chord structure.
Hey mando-people, I am off the road and ready to teach mandolin again. It has been a fun two years but I am ready to get back to hangin' with my mando-people again. contact me for prices, available times and to discuss what you hope to learn.