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.
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.
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