Fingerstyle Guitar 101
- School of Music class
*THIS IS AN ONLINE CLASS*
Let’s explore the easy way to fingerstyle a guitar, from one finger to two, to three to 4. One finger at a time! This gentle class will foster a sense of relaxed effortlessness by getting rid of tension, observing proper ergonomics, and moving very patiently and gradually from very basic to more sophisticated patterns of fingerstyle guitar. Patterns taken from the traditions of Folk, Blues, Classical, Country, will offer a wide array of colors, moods, and textures. The end result will be simple, but musical guitar ensemble pieces. (Let’s grow this into Passim’s GuitarChestra!)
101: Beginners will learn how to read/write Tablature; what the best ergonomics (body mechanics) are and why; learn the best habits that reduce stress and tension to foster longer and better practices while eliminating injuries like muscle-cramps and tendonitis.
Many useful exercises, warm-ups, and work-out will lead us into basic but foundational patterns. Those patterns will propel many Folk, Blues and country tunes.
This class will be held from 6:30-7:45pm on Wednesdays: July 8, 15, 22, 29, Aug. 5, 12
Please note: Limited to 8 students (16 yrs of age or older); Pre-sales are highly encouraged! Sales end 15 minutes before the class begins. 3 students are required for this class to meet. If a class is cancelled due to low enrollment, you will be notified and receive a full refund.