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Attention all Bluegrass Guitarists!

Attention all Bluegrass Guitarists!

Bluegrass Champion Flatpicker, Greg Morton, will present weekly Bluegrass Guitar Lessons at the Music Club, starting Tuesday, October 12, from 11am - 12:30pm

This group lesson series is designed for Beginner through Intermediate players, taught by Greg Morton.

About Greg: There are not many folks alive who can say they’ve actually played with Bluegrass pioneers like Bill Monroe, Mother Maybelle Carter, Chet Atkins and Mark O’Connor, but Greg Morton is one of them.

A nationally recognized acoustic guitarist who makes playing blazing solos seem completely effortless, Greg has been gracing Tucson music stages ever since he moved here almost 20 years ago. Since then, he has headlined the Tucson Folk Festival and performs every Friday at La Cocina bringing his unique style and sound to “Bluegrass Fridays.

The four week course is designed to give participants a working knowledge of bluegrass chord progressions and flat picking concepts to help you advance your understanding of bluegrass music and improve your playing.

Here are just a few things participants will learn:

  • Learn how to play basic and advanced bluegrass rhythms

  • Right hand picking techniques and exercises

  • Learn walking bass lines that lead into chords

  • Explore intros, solos and ending licks

  • How to use chord shapes and a capo

  • Learn signature licks and runs used by the pros

  • How to practice and improve your playing skills with clarity, speed and accuracy.

  • Interactive play alongs to build confidence and skills

  • Learn new chords and progressions to enhance your playing skills and knowledge

  • Learn how to play music with others

  • Playing etiquette - when to play and when to comp

  • Plus, a Jam Session with all participants on November 9th

All lessons are held from 11am to 12:30pm on consecutive Tuesdays: October 12, 19, 26, Nov 2, plus a Bluegrass Jam for all participants held on November 9th

Cost for the four week course is $40 for Music Club members and $50 for non-members.

Class is limited to 25 participants.

To register, contact lesson coordinator, Anne Marie Volk, at (520) 624-1415

Please note: This is the first weekly lesson series that we have planned for 2021/2022. We are planning more workshops and also a Jazz and Blues series in the near future.

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