CHRIS NEWMAN GUITAR WORKSHOP
Saturday 15th. September 2018
10.45 a.m.- 4.45 p.m.
Places £35. Booking form available here.
(£17 for two under 25-year olds)
The Dorset Arms, 22 Malling St. Lewes BN7 2RD
Chris is a breathtaking & stylish guitarist. His playing is full of grace, brilliance & humour. As well as being steeped in traditional music he has played with Diz Disley & Stéphane Grappelli & Fred Wedlock. Now he plays with Máire Ní Chathasaigh, Nollaig Casey & Arty McGlynn, & also records solo. He is the guitar tutor on the Newcastle University traditional music degree course.
The workshop will cover a combination of technical exercises, ways of playing cleanly and economically, and a look at several different musical styles.
MÁIRE Ní CHATHASAIGH & CHRIS NEWMAN PERFORM AT LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB IN THE EVENING
AT THE ELEPHANT & CASTLE
(admission £10; advance tickets available from address at end of the booking form)
|10.45||Registration & coffee; order lunch (refreshments are not included)|
|11.00||After doing a few simple, yet invaluable, technical exercises we'll look at great ways of accompanying traditional tunes using dropped D tuning.|
|13.30||Three note closed position chords - the absolute opposite of what we looked at in the morning session. About 20 chord shapes that will allow you to play 95% of what you'll ever need - in any key. Without a capo.|
|15.15||We recap both systems of playing and apply them to a tune or two,|
N.B. Booking is recommended as numbers are limited.
Maps & accommodation lists will be sent in advance if requested.
20, St. John's Terrace,
Tel. (01273) 476757
e-mail: Valmai Goodyear