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Blues and Swing Guitar - 10 Week Online Class

Saturday, January 16, 2021, 7:45 PM - 9:15 PM

Saturdays, 11:45 am - 1:15 pm, 1/16 - 3/20 (10 weeks)

Please Note: All Listed Classes and Workshops are Pacific Time. This course will be conducted live via video conferencing. A computer or other device with a webcam and microphone and a reliable internet connection is required. Log-in information will be sent to students before the first class meeting!

Learn chord voicings, fingerboard harmony and single-string soloing techniques, with various styles covered, from the urban blues of B.B. King and Albert Collins to the more complex swing of Charlie Christian and Aaron “T-Bone” Walker. We'll dive into alternate chord cycles and rhythm playing and work with transcriptions to develop strong melodic solos.

Prerequisites: familiarity with the 12-bar blues progression, ability to play barre chords in several shapes, basic knowledge of the minor pentatonic scale, some picking facility.

Instructor: Danny Caron

B.A. in English and Music, Oberlin College and Conservatory; graduate of Howard Roberts Program, Guitar Institute of Technology, Los Angeles. Best known for being music director and guitarist for the legendary pianist and vocalist Charles Brown until his death in 2000. He has played and recorded with Van Morrison, Bonnie Raitt, Dr. John, Clifton Chenier, Donald Fagan, Hadda Brooks, Red Callender, and many others.

Cost: $395

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Berkeley, CA 94704

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