Buddy Guy: chicago blues summit guitar workshop

'Chicago Blues Summit with Buddy Guy' on National Guitar Workshop!

Don't miss the chance to see Buddy up close!

Time: July 12, 2009 to July 17, 2009
Location: Judson University
Organized By: Jason Shadrick

Event Description:
Blues Summit
The Blues Summit is open to intermediate and advanced guitarists, bassists, and drummers. Students choose one class from those listed and attend this class each day. In addition, all Blues Summit students attend Faculty Master Classes and participate in Performance Class where students will work with a rhythm section on repertoire related to their chosen class. Students also attend a Master Workshop with a Guest Artist.

Bluesblaster with Matt Smith
Bluesblaster is designed for blues guitarists who enjoy the string-bending, speaker-blowing power of the blues. Class topics include how to improve bending and vibrato, modal blues improvisation, double stops, mixing major and minor pentatonic scales, and expanding your chord vocabulary. Learn phrasing secrets and styles of the great masters such as B.B. King, Albert King, Johnny Winter, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Jimi Hendrix. Study a variety of styles including rock, swing, Texas Shuffle, Rhythm and Blues, Delta, slide, and country blues.

Total Blues Guitarist with Dennis McCumber
This seminar will expose students to the diverse world of blues guitar playing, providing students with everything they need to be great blues guitarists. Beginning with simple blues progressions, students will leave the class playing licks in the styles of greats like Stevie Ray Vaughan, Muddy Waters, B.B. King, and Bonnie Raitt. Topics covered will include scales, chords, licks, and tunes in many different blues styles including funk-blues, jazz-blues, and modal blues.

Full Frontal Blues with Murali Coryell
If you have always dreamed of being the front man in a blues band, this is the class for you. Topics include lead and rhythm playing, improvisation, and singing while you play. Learn skills for leading a blues band such as choosing repertoire, getting gigs, and working with a rhythm section.

Ultimate Blues Bass with Casandra Faulconer
In this seminar, students will analyze and dissect bass lines of some of the great blues bass players such as Duck Dunn, Roscoe Beck, and others. Students will learn to use pentatonic scales, modes, and 7th chords to expand bass lines they already play and to create bass lines from chord changes. There will be an emphasis on the groove and the importance for students to infuse passion and expression into their bass lines.

Ultimate Blues Drums with Ernie Durawa
In this class, students will explore the skills and techniques of the blues drummer. Students will study drum rudiments, comping techiques, brush work, and develop a strong internal sense of time. This class also focuses on the different rhythms found in blues as well as how to work with a bass player in the idiom.

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