Stacy Phillips is an internationally acclaimed resonator guitarist and violin player. He has performed with the top acoustic musicians over the world including Bela Fleck, Mark O'Connor, David Bromberg, Andy Statman, Tony Trischka etc. Stacy has three solo albums and is featured artist on the Grammy award-winning album The Great Dobro Sessions.
Here are some example of specific topics to be discussed at the workshop:
· Aimed for all levels of players
· Picking patterns
· Playing in all keys
· Licks and how to vary them
· Building solos out of scalar patterns
· Incorporating rolls into solos
· Playing in minor keys
· Using open strings in all keys
· Stacy will teach at least one tune and will be prepared to discuss the dobro in bluegrass, blues, swing, Hawaiian, and country-folk.
· String pulls
· How to "fake" solos at jam sessions
The topics covered can be decided by the attendees so email suggestions to Stacy at: email@example.com
Teaching will be done by ear, with handouts at the end of the class.
Stacy is the author of over 25 books on various aspects of his chosen instruments, including "The Complete Dobro Player", "Dobro Techniques and Repertoire" video series, and "The Art of Hawaiian Steel Guitar".
He currently plays with:
-The AfroSemitic Experience, a six piece group performing jazz approaches to the sacred music of the African and Jewish Diasporas.
-Stacy Phillips and Paul Howard Duet, an acoustic duet playing Americana and original music.
-Three Finger Poi, a Hawaiian music and dance troupe.
-Stacy Phillips and Joe Gerhard, performing American and Irish traditional music. Two masters of these styles trading tunes and insights into the relationship between the the music of these two countries
Stacy will be performing in Ohio with The AfroSemitic Experience in the 5 days previous to his workshop in Lansing.