Time: May 20, 2011 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Location: House of Musical Traditions
Street: 7010 Westmoreland Ave.
City/Town: Takoma Park, MD
Website or Map: http://hmtrad.com/lessons/wor…
Event Type: workshop
Organized By: House of Musical Traditions
Latest Activity: Apr 27, 2011
|WHEN:||Friday May 20, 7:30-9:30 pm|
|WHERE:||HMT's lessons studio: 7010 Westmoreland Avenue Takoma Park, MD|
An Approach to Improvisation on Guitar
Tim May and Dan Miller (co-authors of the popular 8-volume Flatpicking Essentials Guitar Course and 3 instructional DVDs), will conduct a hands-on, all-level Guitar Improvisation Workshop.
The idea of learning how to improvise can be overwhelming. Tim May and Dan Miller's workshop will prove to you that it is much easier to improvise than you think, and now is the time to start learning, even if you are a beginner! In the workshop Tim and Dan teach an approach to improvisation that will put you on the road to improvising a solo on a song in a very short amount of time. In fact, no matter what your current ability level, you will be improvising by the end of this workshop, even on a song that you have never heard before! Each student will have the opportunity to spend individual time with, and get direct feedback from, one of the instructors.
About the Instructors:
Tim May is the kind of guy everyone likes. He's humorous, humble, easy-going, and fun to be around. He's also a very accomplished guitar player, singer, and songwriter -- and one of Nashville's acoustic guitar "go-to guys."
For 15 years Tim focused on his job as the guitar player for the Nashville-based bluegrass band Crucial Smith. When that band broke up in 2002 the job offers started pouring in. Recent highlights include touring with Patty Loveless, touring Japan with John Cowan, playing on the all-star Rounder project Moody Bluegrass, performing on the Grand Ole Opry with Mike Snider, and recording a bluegrass gospel project with Charlie Daniels.
Additionally, FGM Records has released Tim's solo CD Find My Way Back and Tim is featured in the new FGM Records concert DVD Live in Kansas City with Brad Davis and Cody Kilby.
While there are plenty of great guitar pickers in Nashville, Tim May adds great songwriting and singing to his list of many talents, which include being equally adept at resonator guitar, banjo, and mandolin.
When he is not on the road or in the recording studio, Tim builds and repairs stringed instruments. In addition to being a co-author of the 8-volume Flatpicking Essentials book/CD series, he is a co-instructor and co-producer of 3 instructional DVDs for guitar players.
Dan Miller has been the publisher and editor of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine since 1996. He has also co-authored a number of flatpicking books, including: The Bluegrass Guitar Style of Charles Sawtelle, (with Charles Sawtelle) Flatpicking the Blues, (with Brad Davis) The Guitar Player's Guide to Developing Speed, Accuracy and Tone, (with Brad Davis) and the 8-volume flatpicking course Flatpicking Essentials with Tim May.
Tim May and Dan Miller have produced 3 instructional DVDs for guitar players: Improving Speed, Accuracy, and Tone; Creating Solos; and An Approach to Improvisation.
Tim May and Dan Miller also have been performing in a trio with their good friend Brad Davis since 2005 and have been performing together as a duo since 2007.