Guitar Cloud Symposium: Genre Fundamentals, Advanced Techniques, Playing With Others, Improvisations

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Date(s) - 04/16/2021 - 04/19/2021
All Day


April 16-19 guitar lovers extravaganza! The traditional Monday Wrap Party Special Guest TOTO’S STEVE LUKATHER. New instructor additions: GREG KOCH. MUNDO JUILLERAT + core staff: JENNIFER BATTEN, GRETCHEN MENN, VICKI GENFAN, DANIELE GOTTARDO. Download schedule for details on our 16 different modules and register HERE.

GREG KOCH – 1. Techniques for slide guitar 2. Achieving great tone

DANIELE GOTTARDO – 1. Expressive techniques The art of bends, vibrato, intonation, and articulation 2. Modes in practice Understanding and using them in your writing and playing—riffs, melodies, solos. 3. Mixed techniques Sweep picking, tapping, hybrid picking, legato

MUNDO JUILLERAT – Gypsy Jazz Rhythm Emphasis on right hand (strumming) technique and voicings for La Pompe rhythm, as well as Gypsy Bossa and Bolero rhythms. Gypsy Picking and Django Licks Learn how Django Reinhardt played gypsy jazz with gypsy picking. We’ll learn how to play and solo on one of his most famous songs and also how you can take these harmonic ideas and apply them to your own music!

GRETCHEN MENN – 1. Motivation, organization, focus Staying on track and making the most of your practice time. 2. Transforming inspiration into original expression Using aspects of music you love as templates for your own music 3. Improvisation for absolute beginners Tools and techniques for playing spontaneously

JENNIFER BATTEN – Intro to Chord Melody – expand your chord voicings to accommodate any melody note Arpeggios – Focus is on Maj7, mi7, and dominant 7th arpeggios, and being able to play them anywhere on the neck and and over any progression. Coming up with parts for a recording session – Jennifer will demo several examples of past recording sessions and explain decisions in coming up with parts that make sense

VICKI GENFAN – 1. Percussive Techniques for Acoustic Guitar (Standard Tuning) Want to add more groove to your acoustic sound? In this module, VIcki will break things down, step by step and get you thumb slapping, harmonic tapping and playing drums on the body of your guitar! 2. What’s the best Acoustic Guitar pickup for you? Vicki will explain the various types of acoustic guitar pickups; piezo, magnetic, microphones, transducers, and take you through pros and cons of each. You’ll see and hear 2 different set ups that she’s got in her guitars as well as go over some ‘fixes for feedback’ in a live performance setting. 3. So you wanna sing AND play guitar? You may be able to play tons of songs on the guitar, but something goes haywire when you try to add a vocal. Vicki will present a step by step, systematic approach to integrating singing into your skillset as a guitarist.