A Music Theory Workshop with "Skeptical Guitarist" Bruce Emery
"Just Enough Music Theory" spiced with humor
Saturday , March 20, 2004
Location: Elderly Instruments
On Saturday morning, March 20, at 10 a.m., guitarists interested in acquiring a better understanding of music theory have a great opportunity to do so--and to have fun while doing it.
In his popular two-hour workshop "Just Enough Music Theory," music teacher and theorist Bruce Emery--author of the successful "Guitar from Scratch" and "Skeptical Guitarist" Series--shares his careful assessment of what the average guitarist needs to know about music principles in order to continue improving and enjoying the process.
This workshop is ideal for intermediate-level players [or "brave beginners," says Bruce] with knowledge of basic chords and, to a lesser extent, scales. Attendees will receive a handout based on the "Skeptical Guitarist" books.
Beginning with the Major Scale and how it generates the chords that belong to keys or chord families, students will learn how chord families relate to each other in the Circle of Fifths, with specific examples that will clarify why this knowledge is important in order to better understand music theory.
Lastly [time permitting], Bruce will explain the CAGED system of chord and scale "shapes" and how this system contributes to an understanding of arranging and improvising.
His students have written page after page of praise for Bruce's teaching style--and the humor he employs to make learning fun. "You really have a knack for writing that is breezy and conversational but still very clear and organized....And the humor is the icing on the cake"--Chris Gaskill, Knoxville, TN
Bring your guitar. Audio or video recording devices are welcome.
To sign up for Bruce's Theory Workshop, call Elderly--or come in and check out his Guitar from Scratch and Skeptical Guitarist instructional books. For further information on Bruce Emery, visit his website at www.skepticalguitarist.com
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