2014 Fingerstyle Guitar Workshop Schedule

Wednesday, July 23

1 - 2 p.m.
Registration Check-in: Mallory-Towsley Center Lobby

1:15 - 2 p.m.
Optional Campus Tour: Mallory-Towsley Entrance

2 - 3:15 p.m.
Class Session 1: Mallory-Towsley Great Room
Orientation and Student Introductions

3:30 - 4:25 p.m.
Breakout Session 1
Group 1, Clippert: Mallory-Towsley Classroom 106/107
Group 2, Schroeder: Mallory-Towsley Great Room

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Breakout Session 2
Group 1, Schroeder: Mallory-Towsley Great Room
Group 2, Clippert: Mallory-Towsley 106/107

Tom Clippert Guitar Ensemble: The Collaboration Station
Work with other guitarists who share your same level of commitment and passion for playing. The guitar ensemble will unite you and your peers in the shared goal of making great music! Parts are determined by both comfort level and experience/skill level. Music will be available in both standard notation and TAB. The Guitar Ensemble performance on Saturday promises to be a highlight of the weekend. Note: Standard tuning for this workshop session.

Matthew Schroeder Repertoire Workshop: Drive My Car
Learn Laurence Juber’s groovin’ arrangement of the Beatles’ “Drive My Car”! DADGAD tuning for this workshop session.

5:30 - 6 p.m.
Wrap-up: Mallory-Towsley Great Room

6 - 7:30 p.m.
Dinner Break, Open Practice and Social Time

7:30 p.m.
Fingerstyle Guitar Workshop Faculty Concert, Muriel Anderson
Mallory-Towsley Great Room

Thursday, July 24

8 - 9 a.m.
Open Practice: Mallory-Towsley Great Room and Classrooms

9 - 9:50 a.m.
Tom Clippert, Warm-up Essentials: Classroom 106/107
Together we will prepare our hands, minds and bodies to be ready for the musical journeys of the day. Your hands will be ready for the day, and you will be armed with useful warm-up strategies for every day. Standard tuning for this workshop session.

10 - 11:30 a.m.
Up Close With LJ Part 1:
Mallory-Towsley Great Room
This workshop will focus on the harmonic and contrapuntal dimensions of arranging for the fingerboard. Using "When I'm 64" and other tunes as examples, LJ will discuss such topics as articulation, effective fingering, and shaping of dynamics and tone. The folio “Laurence Juber Plays Lennon & McCartney” (Hal Leonard Publishing) is recommended for these workshops. Copies will be available. Standard Tuning for this workshop.

11:30 a.m. - Noon
Break

Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch Break, Open Practice and Social Time

1:30 - 3 p.m.
Muriel Anderson Workshop, 50 Right Hand Techniques and 3 Left Hand Ones
Location: Mallory-Towsley Great Room

This workshop is based on Muriel Anderson’s course “50 Right-Hand Techniques You MUST Know,” it covers material in the course and then some. Truly for all levels of players, it presents the most efficient use of the right hand as well as some interesting ways to bring expression into your music and to help you find fresh and exciting accompaniments, solos and compositions. This workshop will range from fingerstyle to classical to flatpicking techniques, and even some that Muriel has created herself.

3 - 3:30 p.m.
Break

3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Master Class (LJ, Muriel, Matt, Tom)

5:30 - 6 p.m.
Wrap-up: Mallory-Towsley Great Room

6 - 7:30 p.m.
Dinner Break, Open Practice and Social Time

7:30 p.m.
Coffeehouse Open Mic: Venue TBA  

Friday, July 25

8 - 9 a.m.
Open Practice: Mallory-Towsley

9 - 9:50 a.m.
Tom Clippert, Warm-up Essentials: Mallory-Towsley 106/107
Together we will prepare our hands, minds and bodies to be ready for the musical journeys of the day. Your hands will be ready for the day, and you will be armed with useful warm-up strategies for every day. Standard tuning for this workshop session.

10 - 11:30 a.m.
Up Close With LJ Part 2: Mallory-Towsley Great Room
This workshop takes the concepts of part 1 and adds rhythm, groove and 'ear candy'. "Drive My Car" and other tunes will be used to demonstrate strums, mutes, fretboard/body slaps and other percussive techniques. The folio “Laurence Juber Plays Lennon & McCartney” (Hal Leonard Publishing) is recommended for these workshops. Copies will be available. DADGAD Tuning for this workshop.

11:30 a.m. - Noon
Break

Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch Break, Open Practice and Social Time

1:30 - 3 p.m.
Muriel Anderson Workshop, Fun and Flashy Fingerstyle Guitar: Mallory-Towsley Great Room
Learn to play cool and easy fingerstyle solos in the style of Merle Travis, Chet Atkins, Paul Simon, with Muriel’s sense of finesse and style.

3 - 3:30 p.m.
Break

3:30 - 4:25 p.m.
Breakout Session 1
Group 1, Clippert: Mallory-Towsley 106/107
Group 2, Schroeder: Mallory-Towsley Great Room

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Breakout Session 2
Group 1, Schroeder: Mallory-Towsley Great Room
Group 2, Clippert: Mallory-Towsley 106/107

Tom Clippert Guitar Ensemble, The Collaboration Station
Work with other guitarists who share your same level of commitment and passion for playing. The guitar ensemble will unite you and your peers in the shared goal of making great music! Parts are determined by both comfort level and experience/skill level. Music will be available in both standard notation and TAB. The Guitar Ensemble performance on Saturday promises to be a highlight of the weekend. Note: Standard tuning for this workshop session.

Matthew Schroeder Repertoire Workshop: The Claw: Mallory-Towsley Great Room
Learn this classic Jerry Reed fingerstyle masterpiece! Standard tuning for this workshop session.

5:30 - 6 p.m.
Wrap-up: Mallory-Towsley Great Room

6 - 7:30 p.m.
Dinner Break, Open Practice and Social Time

7:30 p.m.
Fingerstyle Guitar Workshop Faculty Concert, Laurence Juber
Mallory-Towsley Great Room  

Saturday, July 26

8 - 10 a.m.
Open Practice: Mallory-Towsley

10 a.m. - Noon
Master Class: Mallory-Towsley Great Room (Matt and Tom)

Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch Break, Open Practice and Social Time

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Ensemble Final Rehearsal: Mallory-Towsley Great Room

3 p.m.
Fingerstyle Guitar Workshop Ensemble and Faculty Concert

Mallory-Towsley Great Room

Ensemble 1
Ensemble 2
Matt Schroeder
Tom Clippert

Please note that this schedule may be subject to change. Participants will be notified of any adjustments.

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