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Guitar Workshops at Gryphon in Palo Alto, Calif.
September 28, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Mark presents two fingerstyle workshops at Gryphon Stringed Instruments in Palo Alto. Mark is a brilliant teacher in these situations, able to successfully include and instruct people of differing ability levels and understanding. To register, call Gryphon at (650) 493-2131.
1) Fingerstyle Guitar: Exercises, Etudes & Tunes – 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Expand your horizons with longtime Gryphon friend and Grammy winner Mark Hanson’s new fingerstyle guitar workshop “Exercises, Etudes & Tunes.” Mark shows you the essentials of creating high-quality fingerstyle guitar music: covering hand position, technique and interpretation. Featured are a number of Mark’s new fingerstyle exercises, which you’ll put to use in new “Etudes” (music built using a particular technique) and a new Mark Hanson composition!
2) Get Started with Fingerstyle Improvisation – 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
At a loss for what to do after you play a tune one time through? Come take Mark’s new improvisation workshop and learn the strategies for expanding a tune: how to think, visualize, and “compose on the fly.” We’ll dissect rhythms and melodies, and learn how to use parts of them to create a new melody for your improvisation!