Mark presents two workshops on fingerstyle repertoire (easy solos to more advanced).
The Portland Guitar Society features a local performer at its monthly meetings, which occur on the first Monday of each month. I will play for them on November 5. (Get out and vote the next day!!) To become a PGS member–a worthy organization of classical and fingerstyle players– costs only $20 for an annual membership. Find them online here.
British fingerstyle guitar virtuoso Clive Carroll – who tours with Tommy Emmanuel – presents a fingerstyle guitar workshop in West Linn, Oregon. Not to be missed! For fingerstyle guitarists of all levels. Clive is a fun, engaging personality, and a wonderful teacher. Location provided with ticket sale. Info: (503) 699-1814. Tickets
Mark and Greta join Mark’s early “Waterwheel” partner Fred Cummins for music during the morning service at Foothills Congregational Church in Los Altos, California. Directions
Mark teaches Fingerstyle Blues – all levels!
AGS returns to Walters Cultural Art Center in Hillsboro, Oregon!
Here is a my relatively easy fingerstyle arrangement of the main theme of J.S. Bach’s beautiful melody “Sheep May Safely Graze.” It is set in the key of G, standard tuning. To play it in the original key of B-flat, capo it at III. One challenging “stretch” fingering occurs in measure 3: an F#dim chord over a droning G in the bass. (You can think of this as a D7 chord with G in the bass.) Finger the sixth string in that passage with your ring finger, and the fourth-fret note with your little finger. SheepMaySafelyGrazeMainTheme
Mark and Greta join their friend singer-guitarist Beth Pinney for Sunday morning services at Laguna Presbyterian Church in downtown Laguna Beach, California.
Acoustic Guitar Summit in California!
Acoustic Guitar Summit plays a benefit concert in Cameron Park, California.