Beyond Strumming

Beyond Strumming

  • Americana
  • Folk
  • Guitar
  • Instrumental
  • Roots
  • School of Music workshop

When you’re playing guitar behind vocals, you can do so much more than simply strum the chords and keep the time. In this workshop based on Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers’ new Acoustic Guitar book/video series Beyond Strumming, you’ll learn how to add variety and power to your accompaniment with such techniques as partial chords, chord embellishments, bass lines, muting, string percussion, cross-picking, alternate tunings, and partial capos.

This workshop will meet from 6:30-8:30pm.

About Beyond Strumming

“A great resource for people looking to play songs in new ways.”—Chris Eldridge

“I wish this book had existed when I was learning how to play guitar.”—Mark Erelli

“Jeffrey is going to put us all out of work with this book! The tricks we’ve held as trade secrets will now be as ubiquitous as reverb.”—Willy Porter

On Wednesday, August 1, Jeffrey is also hosting Passim’s second annual Jerry Garcia Birthday Tribute. More information and tickets can be found here.

Please note: The Passim School of Music is located at 26 Church St. Cambridge, MA. Classrooms are located on the third floor and, unfortunately, we do not have an elevator

Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers

Jeffrey is a great guitar player. Sensitive and strong, and makes it look deceptively easy.—Dan Bern

Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers has combined his twin passions for words and music into a multifaceted career as a musician, author, and teacher. He is a grand prize winner of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, a contributor to NPR’s All Things Considered, and the founding editor of Acoustic Guitar magazine. Based in upstate New York, he has been a Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist and finalist (with his duo Pepper and Sassafras) for Best Duo at FreshGrass.

A “renowned guitar teacher” (Boston Globe), Rodgers is author of The Complete Singer-Songwriter, recently published in an expanded second edition; the multimedia guide Beyond Strumming, and a Homespun video series teaching his acoustic arrangements of Grateful Dead songs.

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