Americana FingerStyle Guitar w/ Tim Williams | Fall 2023 | R7:00

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About Course

This is a 60 min, 9 week class held Thursdays at 7:00 | October to December 2023
Registration Deadline: September 30, 2023

The term “Americana” covers a broad range of contemporary genres. The course will touch on Blues, Rockabilly, Travis Picking, Hawaiaan Slack Key, Classic Singer-Songwriter accompaniment styles, and much more.  Students need to be competent with first position chords and open to learning new variations, and willing to put in the time to “divorce” the picking thumb from the fingers (sometimes referred to as thumb independence). A sense of fun and musical adventure is also always an asset.

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What Will You Learn?

  • Thumb bass technique, finger rolls (patterns incorporating two fingers plus thumb, plus style nuances

Course Content

Video Archive

  • Video 1
  • Video 2

Week 1 October 19th Basic exercises to develop thumb independence, and one or more simple “rolls” incorporating the fingers I. patterns of picking.

Week 2 October 26th A simple version of “Freight Train”, one of the foundations of finger-style guitar

Week Three October 30 – Review

Week Four November 9th – Mr. Bojangles

Week Five November 22nd – Mr Bojangles

Week Six November 29

Week Seven White Christmas

Week 8 Here Comes the Sun

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