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Exploring the Blues 7.0

Instructor: Terry Hoffman

Date: Mondays, October 16 - November 20

Time: 7:30 pm

Price: $125, early bird discount is available*

Exploring The Blues 7.0: Getting In The Groove (Mondays)

Last year we worked hard on a variety of blues classics like Baby Please Don’t Go, Walkin’ Blues, Built For Comfort and Let The Good Times Roll.

Each week we work on chord shapes, bass runs, inversions, fills, rhythm and soloing. In the soloing component of the class, we learn scales, phrasing and licks. We also explore ear training and learn how to count time more precisely. There is plenty of jamming!

The material is geared to intermediate players (you can play smoothly through chord progressions like E-A-B, C-F-G, etc.) and advanced players (you’ve tried some soloing and want to make it coherent).

As always, I’ll include:

  • A teaching video that demonstrates various techniques at the basic, intermediate and advanced skill levels
  • A play-along mp3 track
  • An instructional chart

Note reading isn’t a requirement and all skill levels are welcome.

You can view a video sampler of the tunes and techniques we covered in the 2016 – 2017 terms:

* Save $10 if you send in your cheque before Tuesday, October 3

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Instructor Bio

Terry Hoffman has been teaching guitar for more than 30 years, with special focus on blues, folk, finger style, and swing. He plays in the Thursday Jazz Trio.