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Exploring the Blues 7.75

Instructor: Terry Hoffman

Date: Mondays, April 23 - June 4 (no class May 21)

Time: 7:30

Price: $125, early bird discount is available*

In the Winter term we worked on 3 great tunes: Stormy Monday, Flip, Flop & Fly and Route 66. We worked on the jazz-blues chord progression and three-note inversions.

In the new term we’ll explore 3 more great tunes – each for two weeks – and continue to work on rhythm, inversions and building a blues vocabulary.

Each class includes a dedicated soloing component, where we will work on scales, licks, phrasing, and lots of jamming. We’ll also work on an array of chord shapes, bass runs, grace notes and fills, etc.

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
  • extension material for advanced students

Note reading isn’t a requirement and all skill levels are welcome. Mandolin players 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 Monday, April 16

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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.