Dress It Up
Instructor: Terry Hoffman
Date: Wednesdays, April 23rd - May 28th
Time: 7:30 pm
Price: $120, early bird discount is available*
Dress it Up will introduce you to new ways of playing familiar chords, adding colour to folk, blues and pop songs. In effect, you will learn to transform a “vanilla” song into one with a richer sound. Each week focuses on one chord, and how it can be applied to a variety of songs and song types using grace notes, chord inversions and rhythmic techniques to “dress up” your playing. By the end of the term you will know how to play E, A, D, C, G D chords in at least 3 positions.
Dress it Up also covers some minor keys, basic bass runs, walk-ups and walk-downs, and a smattering of blues. The class makes extensive use of online videos that demonstrate key points covered in each class. Handouts are also supplied to illustrate chord shapes, and students receive mp3 play-along recordings via email, to aid their practice.
This class is geared to intermediate guitar players who can navigate basic folk, pop and blues chord changes smoothly (i.e., C-F-G, E-A-B, D-G-A, etc.). Finger picking will be an asset, but isn’t necessary. Note reading isn’t required.
You can view a sampler video of some of the course material at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5ZkTaSimF0 .
* Save $10 if you send in your cheque before Monday, April 8Check For Space In this Course!
Terry Hoffman has been playing guitar since the Beatles were still a working band. He has taught guitar privately and is a member of Mike and The Mellotones.