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#1 of 3 ‘Fingerstyle Improvisation’ Online Workshops with Mark Hanson!
September 12, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Learn to improvise new melodies for solo fingerstyle guitar instrumentals. Great for those new to improvisation and for current practitioners!
#1: Saturday, September 12 from 10am-11:30am PDT
#2: Saturday, September 26 from 10am-11:30am PDT
#3: Saturday, October 10 from 10am-11:30am PDT
For the first time, Mark offers his three-session course on learning to improvise new melodies for solo fingerstyle guitar instrumentals – online! He calls it: “Improvising Fingerstyle Guitar: From Fundamentals to Fingerpicking Freedom!”
This is a great course for players new to improvisation, as well as for players who already experiment with fingerpicking “freedom.” Plenty of hands-on playing during the sessions, plus notation/TAB PDFs.
Mark’s systematic approach teaches an understanding of what melodies are (and can be!), how to play them and to alter them while maintaining rhythmic and harmonic support in the bass. The courses start simply, playing melodies on top of a steady drone bass, progressing to improvising melodies on top of an alternating-bass and, lastly, with a less structured approach in the bass.
All workshops will be held online on Saturdays from 10am-11:30am PDT, which is 1-2:30pm EDT and 17:00-18:30 GMT. The price is a total of $119 for all three workshops.
You’ll walk away with:
- An understanding of how melodies are formed and altered (improvisation!)
- An understanding of how to make up a new melody “in the moment”
- Technique exercises to solidify your melody playing while maintaining bass support
- Tunes from Mark to learn, with sample improvisations to play and study! Notes/TAB pdfs.
When you register, you’ll also have the option to sign up for two private guitar lessons with Mark (45min each, to be scheduled directly with Mark based on your availability). This is an excellent opportunity if you’re interested in tailored, individualized support on your fingerstyle improvisation journey!
By registering, if you happen to miss any of the live sessions you will have online access to the video after the workshop.