I’ll be at The Strum Shop in Roseville, California today, Saturday, June 8, 2013 for two workshops. At 5pm I’ll present one of my favorite workshops, 3 Chord Magic!. I’m continually amazed at the emotional quality of chords when they are strung together in a particular order. In the 3 Chord Magic workshop we play a number of interesting three chord songs using chords other than the standard I-IV-V chords. It’s a great way to introduce your ears to some new sounds!
The second workshop is one of my newest, Surf Instrumentals By Ear. After spending the last two years on the central California coast how could I not fall in love with surf music (and thanks to my friend Ron Saul). In this workshop you’ll not only learn a few classic surf tunes like Wipe Out and Penetration you’ll learn how to use the solfege syllables to transcribe melodies and also learn some finger-picking basics.
The Strum Shop is located at 408 Roseville Square right off I-80 in Roseville.