Western Swing Guitar Essentials with Pete Krebs! 4 Weeks of 2 hour workshops (meets Bi-weekly) starting 1/12/19

Western Swing Guitar Essentials with Pete Krebs! 4 Weeks of 2 hour workshops (meets Bi-weekly) starting 1/12/19

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Here is your chance to learn from one of the hardest working musicians in the Portland music biz, Pete Krebs. This workshop takes a closer look at the Western Swing jazz guitar styles of the 30’s and 40’s, as played by Western Swing musicians such as Eldon Shamblin and Whit Smith.

“Western Swing Guitar Essentials” offers both an overview of the style and a nuts-and-bolts approach to playing this particular brand of “vintage” swing rhythm and lead guitar. We’ll examine the chords and progressions of several standard tunes of the genre. A special emphasis of getting the right rhythmic feel, building a repertoire, and learning to play with other musicians - while keeping things simple, understandable, clear and fun!  

We’ll also listen to examples of some great Western Swing as recorded by Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys and The Hot Club of Cowtown.

This course is perfect for the self-taught intermediate guitarist.  You do not need to know how to read or write music, nor have a background in music theory or jazz. A great introduction to the world of western swing music!

This workshop will be presented by Pete Krebs (www.heypetekrebs.com), longtime Portland working musician, bandleader and rhythm guitarist with Hazel, Golden Delicious, Pearl Django, The Portland Playboys, The Stolen Sweets and dozens of other bands.

Please Note: If you miss the start date of the term, you can pro-rate the 2 hour workshop: $60 drop-in rate per session. Please email happyvalleyschoolofmusic@gmail.com if planning on attending as a drop-in. Class size is limited to 10 students for the best intimate learning experience.

The dates for this class are: 1/12, 1/26, 2/9, and 2/23 from 1-3PM

Don’t miss this rare opportunity!

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