GillaCamp 2018 Day 1 of 2
Aug
19
10:00 AM10:00

GillaCamp 2018 Day 1 of 2

Day 1 Topics: Sunday August 19

10:00am - Set Up & Warm Up: Optional, but recommended. Warming up wakes up both the mind and body.

11:00am - Rhythm and Food and the Human Condition: Rhythm and Food is a fun-filled group exercise that matches a food to its twin rhythm for an easy way to learn various rhythms while focusing on the human condition that impedes improving your playing techniques.  

12:00pm - The Fingerpicking Engine, Chords and Transfers: Gather the ingredients for the picking fingers with very simple patterns that can be applied to any genre of music. The components of the Fingerpicking Engine make up the foundation for fingerstyle guitar that will be applied to an original in-progress Gilewitz tune. How to make effective chord transfers using anchor and guide fingers, and sequential and simultaneous landings. As you work on staccato and release movements, the barre chord will no longer present a struggle. “Walk Don’t Run” will be used as a chord melody example.

2:00pm - 12-Bar Blues, Fingerpicking, Rhythm, and Working with a Metronome: Apply your knowledge of fingerpicking patterns and rhythms as you learn to realize that timing (not size) is everything.

3:00pm - Form Your Jam Band:  With your pre-arranged group and selected keys and tempos, create a tune using fingerpicking and rhythm techniques (instrumental or with lyrics), pick a band name and leader, designate player parts, and prepare to play for your peers at the Jam Band Day 2 Session.

6:30-9:30pm - “Pizza Jamming”: Gather at Uptown Music for pizza and goodies, plus a jam session.  

 Full Tuition Includes:

8 Session Workshop (50 minutes each), 15% discounted lodging rates, hotel catered and off-site lunch, all day beverages, group/individual instruction, instructional packets, swag prizes from D’Addario, Shubb Capos, Mel Bay, TrueFire, L.R. Baggs, Audio-Technica.

Lodging Information:

Quality Suites: 5188 Wittenberg Lane NE, Keizer OR 97303/ 503-390-4733

Mention that you are attending the GillaCamp Guitar Workshop for special room rates, breakfast included.

GillaCamp Booking:  352-860-2422 or gillacamp@tampabay.rr.com  PayPal or checks accepted.

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GillaCamp 2018 Day 2 of 2
Aug
20
10:00 AM10:00

GillaCamp 2018 Day 2 of 2

Day 2 Topics: Monday August 20, 2018

10:00am - Set Up and Warm Up

11:00am - Music Theory Made Fun: Learn the foundation or continue the study of music theory fundamentals with precisely what is needed to write hundreds of tunes. Introduction to the Gilewitz take on theory will open up the doors to triads, expanded chord qualities, and chord sequencing. Jam with a single lead note.

12:00pm - Study of Two Tunes; One Pop/One Classical: Academy Award Winning Best Original Song “Falling Slowly” by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová and “Study for Margo” by David Walbert

2:00pm - Brief Study of Open D Tuning: While studying “Echoing Gilewitz”, beginners learn 2-finger chord shapes, a 6-note picking pattern, a brief introduction to slide guitar. Advanced players learn how to layer the tune with musical nuances.

3:00pm - Take a Turn in the Hot Seat (optional): Pull your group together to show off your chops and creativity for your fellow GillaCampers.

6:00pm - Bonus Farewell Dinner:  Join your fellow students for dinner at Outback Steakhouse (GillaCampers pick up their own tab) local restaurant. Significant others/partners welcome to join the diners.

 Full Tuition Includes:

8 Session Workshop (50 minutes each), 15% discounted lodging rates, hotel catered and off-site lunch, all day beverages, group/individual instruction, instructional packets, swag prizes from D’Addario, Shubb Capos, Mel Bay, TrueFire, L.R. Baggs, Audio-Technica.

Lodging Information:

Quality Suites: 5188 Wittenberg Lane NE, Keizer OR 97303/ 503-390-4733

Mention that you are attending the GillaCamp Guitar Workshop for special room rates, breakfast included.

GillaCamp Booking:  352-860-2422 or gillacamp@tampabay.rr.com  PayPal or checks accepted.

 

 

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Guitar Set-up 101
Apr
21
10:30 AM10:30

Guitar Set-up 101

Does your guitar need a little work, but you're not sure if it's something you can tackle on your own? Or do you just want to know how to change your strings? Maybe you're ready to try setting it up on your own? If any of those sound like a boat you're in, you won't want to miss our Guitar Set-up 101 with Paul and Justin. With years of experience to share, you'll learn how far you can take the set-up on your guitar before calling the professionals. This hands-on workshop will arm you with the confidence to make your own minor adjustments to your guitar. The class is FREE, with a canned food donation for the Keizer Community Food Bank. So, give us a call, 503-393-4437 to reserve your seat!

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28th "Legendary" Learn to Play Guitar Class
Apr
19
7:00 PM19:00

28th "Legendary" Learn to Play Guitar Class

If you've ever wanted to learn to play the guitar, but didn't want to make a full commitment without trying it out first, then you don't want to miss our "Legendary" Learn to Play Guitar Class. For just 4 Cans of food for the Keizer Community Food Bank, you'll get a hands-on guitar lesson from our talented Uptown Music staff, a guitar to use for the night, a lesson book for the class and to take home with you, the chance to play with the Uptown Music All-Star Band and a Pizza Feast at the end of the night! This class only happens once-a-year, so call now 503-393-4437 to reserve your seat and guitar as space is limited.

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Experience Eastman
Apr
12
10:00 AM10:00

Experience Eastman

Come out and experience the wonder that is Eastman Guitars! These instruments are hand-crafted and amazing creations. From Flat-Top Acoustics to Arch-Top & Solid-Body Electrics, you won't want to miss the chance to check out some of the rare and unique guitars we will have available in the store for this event. Come get your questions answered from Eastman insider, Steve Bernstein. We'll be extending our hours for the day to give everyone a chance to come in and see what Eastman has to offer. Oh, and don't forget your canned food donation to the Keizer Community Food Bank! You won't want to miss your chance to win an Eastman ACTG Travel Guitar!

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Richard Gilewitz Ukulele Class: Fingerpicking Adventures & Rhythm
Feb
2
7:00 PM19:00

Richard Gilewitz Ukulele Class: Fingerpicking Adventures & Rhythm

Bring your instrument, paper & pencil to take notes and get ready to learn while having fun! In each class, you'll learn easy picking patterns, strumming, chord shapes, transfers and how to add life to your tunes with fingerstyle playing. You'll also learn to add some important rhythm techniques that will expand your playing world beyond your wildest dreams. Beginners will easily pick up techniques while advanced players will experience the fun of fingerstyle patterns.

The class is only $25.00 per person and we only have room for 40 people and instruments. It promises to be a night of Entertainment and Education and well worth the investment in your personal playing. These days it's hard to find an hour lesson for only $25.00 with a clinician of Richard's caliber. So don't delay, seats will fill up fast! Call now to reserve your seat!

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Richard Gilewitz Guitar Class: Fingerpicking Engine & Rhythm
Feb
2
6:00 PM18:00

Richard Gilewitz Guitar Class: Fingerpicking Engine & Rhythm

Bring your instrument, paper & pencil to take notes and get ready to learn while having fun! In each class, you'll learn easy picking patterns, strumming, chord shapes, transfers and how to add life to your tunes with fingerstyle playing. You'll also learn to add some important rhythm techniques that will expand your playing world beyond your wildest dreams. Beginners will easily pick up techniques while advanced players will experience the fun of fingerstyle patterns.

The class is only $25.00 per person and we only have room for 40 people and instruments. It promises to be a night of Entertainment and Education and well worth the investment in your personal playing. These days it's hard to find an hour lesson for only $25.00 with a clinician of Richard's caliber. So don't delay, seats will fill up fast! Call now to reserve your seat!

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Richard Gilewitz Clinic
Feb
1
7:00 PM19:00

Richard Gilewitz Clinic

Come join us for this FREE concert and clinic featuring guitar and ukulele master Richard Gilewitz. The clinc will cover many facets of guitar and ukulele performance, as well as the gear that goes into it all.

While the event is free, a canned food donation for the Keizer Community Food Bank is always appreciated!

Richard Gilewitz and this event is sponsored by D'Addario, L.R. Baggs, and Shubb Capos.

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Learn to Play Piano Class
Oct
26
7:00 PM19:00

Learn to Play Piano Class

The annual Taylor Guitars Road Show is making it's way back to Uptown Music! Come join us for a night of product demos, test drives, and personalized consultations. There will even be some awesome giveaways throughout the night! Make your reservation today for a guaranteed spot at this year's Road Show!

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2017 Taylor Guitars Road Show
Oct
19
7:00 PM19:00

2017 Taylor Guitars Road Show

The annual Taylor Guitars Road Show is making it's way back to Uptown Music! Come join us for a night of product demos, test drives, and personalized consultations. There will even be some awesome giveaways throughout the night! Make your reservation today for a guaranteed spot at this year's Road Show!

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