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Acoustic Guitar Online 2020 Archive

ALL CAMP SINGAROUND AND JAM

All Staff
The farewell jam - with a special performance at the end!

BAND IN A BOX

Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers
With just one guitar and a flatpick, you can create the dynamic sound of a band, covering the roles of bass and drums and even adding riffs and lead licks along w/ rhythm. Bring a capo.

BASIC FINGERSTYLE OVERVIEW

Peter Davis
Wanna be a fingerstyle guitarist? Learn the basics of various techniques: Thumb and 1, 2 or 3 fingers for blues, folk, jazz, or bossa.

BEYOND STRUMMING

Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers
Learn how to add variety and power to your accompaniment w/ such techniques as partial chords, bass lines, muting, and cross-picking.

BLUES AND RAGTIME GUITAR

Mary Flower
Explore left and right hand moves that drive this feel good, finger picking guitar style. We will ddiscuss syncopation, movable chords and alternating thumb. Get a better understanding of Piedmont style blues.

BLUES FINGERPICKING 101

Robert Jones
This class concentrates on providing a solid introduction and foundation to the aspiring blues fingerpicker, includding techniques for developing monotonic, alternating, and walking bass lines. We’ll explore how blues players move first position chord shapes up the neck in order add variety to their playing as well as to play in different keys.

BLUESY JAM

Mary Flower, Robert Jones
Play along with some blues tunes!

BOOM CHUCK TO CROSS PICKING

Jefferson Hamer
This class will get your right hand moving towards a more advanced rhythm guitar style. Starting with a basic boom-chuck rhythm, we'll add bass walks and cross picking. A workout for your right hand!

CAMPERS’ NIGHT

All Campers
Sign up in the resource folder to perform. Come 20 minutes early to check your sound settings!

CHORD SHAPES UP THE NECK

Jefferson Hamer
Ever wish you could play higher up the neck? We'll connect those old familiar open chord shapes and unlock those mysterious upper frets.

EARLY BLUES WOMEN

Mary Flower
This will be a guitar class drawing from the repertoire of early country and classic blues playing women. We’ll pay tribute to the ones who started it all - Mamie, Minnie, Bessie, Sippie, and more.

FOLK AND BLUES: THE STEADY THUMB

Happy Traum
This session is open to any players, from early intermediates to experienced guitarists, who want to unravel the mysteries of the steady-bass thumb-and-finger styles used by blues and country pickers as well as by innumerable singer/songwriters.

FUN ON THE FRETBOARD WITH CHORDS

Peter Davis
Learn how common chord progressions are put together in various genres of music while playing lots of song examples. We will learn how musicians think in numbers while applying that knowledge to the guitar fretboard.

HOLY BLUES GUITAR

Robert Jones
Use the language of blues guitar to tell a sacred message. We will explore the CAGED system, some principles of finger picking, the use of the relative minor chord, and other tools that are essential to getting a sacred sound out of the blues guitar.

INTRO TO SWING GUITAR, PART 1

Sylvia Herold
Play and sing easy jazz and swing songs in this supportive and fun class. Pick up new chord shapes and learn how to make it swing!

INTRO TO SWING GUITAR, PART 2

Sylvia Herold
Play and sing easy jazz and swing songs in this supportive and fun class. Pick up new chord shapes and learn how to make it swing!

MEET THE TEACHERS, JAMALONG & SINGALONG

All Staff
Get a tour through the schedule, learn more about the classes, and hear the teachers play a snippet. Followed by a welcome jam for all levels!

MOVING FOWARD WITH BACKUP (3/4 TIME)

Molly Mason
Improve your waltz accompaniment technique - focus on bass runs, exercises, and theory. Jay Ungar will play fiddle for you to accompany!

MOVING FOWARD WITH BACKUP (4/4 TIME)

Molly Mason
Improve your 4/4 accompaniment technique - focus on fiddle tunes and songs with bass runs, exercises, and theory. Jay Ungar will play fiddle for you to accompany!

SINGALONG, PLAYALONG

Happy Traum, Sylvia Herold, Peter Davis
Have fun playing and singing songs along with guitar legend Happy Traum and multi-instrumentalist Peter Davis (a legend in his own mind.)

SONG SWAP

Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers, Jefferson Hamer
Sing and play along with classic songs that many people know. Bring one to share!

STAFF CONCERT

All Staff
A showcase for the staff!

SWING JAM

Larry Baione, Sylvia Herold
Play and sing swing instrumentals and songs.

SWING JAZZ REPERTOIRE

Larry Baione
This class is intended for those who have had some experience playing swing/jazz standards and want to add additional approaches to soloing and backing.

SWING RHYTHM GUITAR: FREDDIE GREEN

Larry Baione
This class will focus on “Freddie Green” style of rhythm guitar starting with the feel of the rhythm and moving on to specific three-note chord voicings that lend themselves to rhythm playing in most any setting, duo to big-band.

THE BLUES OF BROWNIE McGHEE

Happy Traum
Learn Brownie McGhee’s rhythmic fingerpicking style, rich accompaniments, intricate lead playing which wide-ranging repertoire influenced generations of guitarists around the world.

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