Solo Jazz Guitar Workshop(2 Weeks, 90 min Bi-Weekly Workshop) Starts Sunday 12/2 at 11:30 AM-1PM

Solo Jazz Guitar Workshop(2 Weeks, 90 min Bi-Weekly Workshop) Starts Sunday 12/2 at 11:30 AM-1PM


Welcome to the lovely world of solo jazz guitar! 

In this workshop, Tracy takes timeless songs ranging from jazz classics to Beatles to Stevie Wonder and teaches the various approaches to creating solo jazz guitar arrangements. The student will learn the basic chords, melody, chord melody, and also understand the song, theoretically. After each 80 min session, the student will leave having learned a new song, completely! Also, we will play along with a backing track for practice. Such a fun way to spend a Sunday morning!

Besides learning the melody(most important!), you will learn how to choose chord voicings including triads and basic seventh chords to lush open string voicings. Also discussed and demonstrated are chord inversions, bass line construction, and common chord substitutions. 

Tracy will also discuss practice techniques and ways to develop an improvisational approach over songs using chords. Also, learn some quick tricks on developing intros and endings. 

Below is a sample set list of songs taught in the workshop:

Our Love is Here to Stay
Georgia On My Mind 
Lullaby of Birdland 
Dream A Little Dream 
Fly Me to the Moon 
This Can't Be Love 
Isn't She Lovely 
In My Life 
Ain't Misbehavin' 
Bye Bye Blackbird 
How High The Moon 
Black Orpheus 
Moon Glow 
Somewhere Over the Rainbow 
Autumn Leaves
It Had To Be You
Don't Get Around Much Anymore 
Besame Mucho 
Days of Wine and Roses 
All the Things You Are 
James(Pat Metheny)  
Satin Doll 
Honeysuckle Rose 
September Song 
Embraceable You 

This class is for guitarists who have some prior experience. 

Some styles we will study are that of Joe Pass, Wes Montgomery, George Benson, Django Reinhardt, Earl Klugh, Pat Metheny, and Martin Taylor. 

Please Note: If you miss the start date of the term, you can pro-rate the class: $30 drop-in rate per session). Please contact Tracy at 503.236.8613

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