Exploring the Blues 9.0: Navigating the Blues
Instructor: Terry Hoffman
Date: Mondays, October 21st - November 25th
Time: 7:30 pm
Price: $125, early bird discount is available*
In this term we will work on advancing the fundamentals: playing chords smoothly, and rhythmic and melodic approaches to chords and solos. We’ll work on time-feel and ear training, using easy exercises that are challenging and fun. We’ll be singing!
Each class includes a dedicated soloing component, where we will work on scales, licks, phrasing, and lots of jamming – we’ll work towards playing the best notes!
As always, I’ll include:
- a teaching video that demonstrates various techniques at basic, intermediate and advanced skill levels
- a play-along mp3 track
- an instructional chart
- soloing material written in tab
- extension material for advanced students
Note reading isn’t a requirement and material is suitable for intermediate and advanced players (intermediate means being able to play through three-chord progressions, i.e. C-F-G, E-A-B, G-C-D, etc). Mandolin players are welcome!
You can view a video sampler of the tunes and techniques we covered in the 2018 – 2019 terms: https://youtu.be/YMJPKknxWLU
* Save $10 if you send in your cheque before Tuesday, October 15Check For Space In this Course!
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.