Noon – 12:45pm Beginning Guitar for Scared Adults & Curious Kids/Teens (music students encouraged), Scott Franklin
Whether you’re 60, 16 or 8, you can make music with less than 30 seconds of instruction. So I’ve come up with some important 30-60 second segments followed by playing and exploring until the next short segment. This workshop is going to cover the span of learning to make music with almost zero guitar knowledge, to giving you a few simple tools to learn as much as you want on your own. Know nothing? Please come.
1:00 – 1:45pm Finger Picking for Those Who Only Strum, Bob Sandham
Now a member of the band Long Road, Bob Sandham began playing guitar in the early ‘60s, when his mother brought home a used instrument and connected him with a neighbor, Cleveland folk music legend Dick Wedler, for some instruction. Wedler supplied him with records by Bob Gibson, Tom Paxton and Phil Ochs, and Bob was immediately hooked on folk music.
2:00 – 2:45pm How to Play/Accompany as the 2nd Guitar, Bob Sandham
Gain insights about backing up others and doing it well, in this workshop by Bob Sandham. Over the years Bob has played acoustic, electric, and pedal steel guitars in rock, country, blues, and pop settings, as well as continuing in the folk vein.
3:00 – 3:45pm Traditional & Modern Finger Style, Jim Volk
From cotton picking to chicken picking. Whatever you pick it’s finger-picking good.
4:00 – 4:45pm Practical Open Tuning (it’s easier than you think), Jim Volk
From drop D to drop everything. So many sonic flavors in so little time.
The award-winning solo guitarist Jim Volk artfully incorporates traditional fingerstyle and electric guitar techniques and devises for a truly “modern acoustic” presentation while keeping the traditional essence intact.