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Roots of Blues Guitar with Eli Cook

January 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

$30

In this workshop we will discuss key elements of Blues based guitar playing. This entails crucial rhythmic and melodic concepts, and touches on both acoustic and electric styles, as well as various finger and thumb picking techniques and provides an overview of what makes good “Blues Guitar”.  Classic turnarounds, walking patterns, tricks for transitioning between chords and signature riffs and licks will all be included and discussed from both a player’s technical standpoint and from a historical perspective.   Using examples from players such as Robert Johnson, Son House, Albert King and Stevie Ray Vaughan, this class will have something for anyone that wants to play Blues guitar or that just enjoys the music and wants to learn more about it.

Age range: 13 and over
Skill level: Moderate to advanced. Students should know basic chords, how to tune their instrument and have an interest specifically in blues-based music
What to bring: An acoustic guitar. No electrified instruments

Details

Date:
January 19
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost:
$30
Event Category:

Organizer

The Front Porch
Phone:
434-242-7012
Website:
https://frontporchcville.org/

Venue

The Front Porch
221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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Phone:
434-242-7012
Website:
www.frontporchcville.org