GROOVOLOGY 6 WEEK GUITAR COURSE - $125 NEXT SESSION: January 9 to February 13 - Wednesdays - 6:30-8:00 pm
This course is a dedicated study of groove. We will take you through the rhythms and grooves, chord progressions and time signatures used in every style and aspect of modern music from shuffles to rumbas, funk to swing and all points in between. You will learn from examples of various styles what goes into a particular groove. You will also learn how to create monster grooves by breaking down the rhythmic elements. The framework is laid out for you to build your own grooves and compositions. Are you ready?
OBJECTIVES: To be pocket player puts you in the position of thinking like a drummer. You will learn time signatures, knowing how to count properly, how to subdivide and to know how to develop a creative rhythmic them or pattern. For example, pocketing an 8th note rock groove or a syncopated 16th note funk groove.
Creative Themes and Rhythmic Patterns
Vamps & Grooves
Left Hand Technique/Right Hand Technique
Syncopated Strumming Patterns
RHYTHM CENTRAL 6 WEEK COURSE - $125 NEXT SESSION: JANUARY 19 to FEBRUARY 23 - SATURDAYS @ 12:30-2:00 PM
This course is a complete in-depth study of rhythm for guitarist who want to increase their understanding of rhythm and theory. Rhythm Central takes you beyond the basics to a deeper level of understanding in rhythmic concepts. All rhythmic examples are charted out in musical notation as well as tablature and chord form, along with a brief history of each of the example’s origins and applications. All examples will be broken down with explanation and then played through in class.
All course materials will be conveyed in clear, concise explanations of the varied styles and applications of rhythmic possibilities. The student will be able to explain different time signatures and count them out. Learning to play all rhythmic figures covered in this course will allow the student to develop various rhythmic concepts and styles of their own. The class will also learn how to apply the cadences and chord comping concepts in various time signatures for original compositions.
RHYTHMIC EXAMPLES COVERED:
Blues: Shuffles 2/4, 4/4, 6/8, 12/8, Swings, Jump Swing, Rumbas
Country: Two Beat, Train Beat, Second Line, Country Rock
Funk: Old-School, Urban, Uptown, Funk Rock
Jazz: Straight Ahead, West Coast, Cool Jazz, Bebop
Syncopation and application
Chord comping concepts in cadence forms
Counting out time signatures
Counting out in subdivisions
Rhythm syncopated strumming patterns
THE JAMMERS LOUNGE SIX WEEK GUITAR COURSE - $125 NEXT SESSION: March 2 to April 6 - Saturdays @ 12:00-1:30 pm
Jam in the Lounge under the guidance of nationally acclaimed Robbie Laws.
Discover new strategies for musical application and performance in a group or band environment.
GET THE INSIDERS GUIDE TO JAMMERS ETIQUETTE
Be Prepared - Magic happens when preparedness meets opportunity
Communication is Key - clear verbalization, body language & proper cues
Listening - when to solo and when not to solo
Naming Your Chord Progressions
Know Your Equipment
The Art of Self-Control
Chord Shapes: The CAGED Sequence
Triads, Dyads and Extended Arpeggio Forms
Chord and Scale Vocabulary