Sat. May 6, Grateful Dead & Writing Songs with Guitar w/Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers
Saturday, May 6th. Held at HMT's lessons studio. $25 per class.
Grateful Dead for Acoustic Guitar Workshop - 12:30-2pm
Writing Songs with Guitar Workshop - 3-4:30pm
12:30-2pm: Grateful Dead for Acoustic Guitar Workshop
Jeffrey, the founding editor of Acoustic Guitar magazine, interviewed both Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir in depth about their guitar and songwriting styles, and draws on insights from those conversations to capture the soul of their timeless songs. The workshop is designed for intermediate players but is also accessible for beginners with knowledge of basic chords.
The specific songs covered will vary according to the interests of the group. For those who took this workshop last year, we will cover different songs! If you would like to request a song or have any other questions, email Jeffrey at firstname.lastname@example.org
3:00-4:30pm: Writing Songs with Guitar
For a songwriter, the guitar can do more than accompany your voice and fill in the chords—it can be a great writing partner, sparking song ideas and helping to guide you throughout the process. In this workshop Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers, founding editor of Acoustic Guitar magazine and author of The Complete Singer-Songwriter, shares tips and techniques for using the guitar in songwriting. Learn how to turn riffs and grooves into songs, steal ideas (legally!) from other songs, develop chord progressions, build contrast between sections of a song, and more.
Space is limited - we highly recommend registering in advance! Read more about our workshop registration & cancellation policies.