Down Home Up Here Workshop: Bluegrass Rhythm Guitar
- School of Music workshop
Bluegrass Rhythm Guitar: The Basics and Beyond
Learn the basics of bluegrass rhythm guitar with Brooklyn-based guitarist Jason Borisoff. We’ll start with a discussion of some key technical elements necessary for solid rhythm playing including basic chord shapes commonly used in bluegrass, the rest-stroke, and the alternating bass or “boom/chuck” rhythm style. From there we will cover some G-run variations as well as how, where, and why to employ them.
Other topics include:
● Developing an effective practice routine
● Posture, support, and relaxed technique
● Rhythm guitar in related styles like swing and old-time
● Chord inversions up the neck
● Dynamics, musicality, and listening
All ages and experience levels welcome.
This workshop is part of the Down Home Up Here Festival and runs from 2-4pm.
Workshops fees are seperate from your festival ticket.
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.