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The Folkies' Classical Guitar Techniques Workshop with John Giunta

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The Folkies' Classical Guitar Techniques Workshop with John Giunta

Time: June 16, 2012 from 3pm to 5pm
Location: House of Musical Traditions
Street: 7010 Westmoreland Ave.
City/Town: Takoma Park
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Phone: 301-270-9090
Event Type: workshop
Organized By: House of Musical Traditions
Latest Activity: Mar 28, 2012

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WHEN: Saturday June 16, 3:00-5:00 pm
WHERE: HMT's lessons studio: 7010 Westmoreland Avenue Takoma Park, MD
FEE: $50.00

FOR WHOM? For steel-string or nylon-string acoustic guitarists, folk guitarists, beginning classical players, flatpickers, jazz players, informal players, music readers and non-readers.

WHAT WILL WE LEARN? Beginning or improving our fingerpicking as understood from the classical perspective; changing chords more fluently; orientation on the fingerboard; use of harmonics; accompanying techniques for song-writers; avoiding repetitive motion injury; basic ear training; basic music theory; memorization, and wherever the group's interests take us, which might include reading music. We will use the right hand nails and learn how to shape them. Guide sheets will be provided.

WHAT SHALL WE BRING? Any acoustic guitar in playable condition, footrest (if you already use one or wish to learn its value), music stand and pencil. Let your right hand nails grow for this workshop. Cut the left hand nails short. Bring a nail file, coarse, fine and super-fine grades if you wish to develop a beautiful sound and good articulation on the strings.

WHAT SHOULD WE ALREADY KNOW? Knowledge of a few chords, tablature, what a piano keyboard looks like; how to match pitch with your guitar. Rudimentary knowledge of standard music notation helpful but not necessary.

JOHN GIUNTA attended Juilliard and the Mannes College of Music in New York City. He was the first guitarist to earn a Master of Arts degree on the classical guitar from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. He has radio, television, stage, recording and touring credits. John has over 40 years teaching and performance experience. John is also a yoga and meditation teacher and an Interfaith Minister. He teaches with a love of music and people -- and an appreciation of humor!

Contact HMT to register at or 301-270-9090.

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