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Seats are limited on all workshops.
Though tickets are generally available on the day of the workshop,
popular wokshops sell out before the event.

Call or stop by the shop to get your ticket in advance. 650-493-2131

Ed Johnson's spring six-week class series begins April 20

Mon, Apr 20, 2015 from 7:00 pm to 12:00 am
Cost: $110.00
Ed Johnson
email: edmundjohnson24@gmail.com
Ed Johnson's spring six-week class series is coming up, beginning Monday April 20 and running through Monday June 1 (no classes May 25, Memorial Day). Cost for each class is $110, with a $10 discount for taking both. You can register through my website: www.edbjohnson.com

Build Your Rhythm Chops! (This class is at the same level as the one offered in Winter 2015, but with all new material) Improve your rhythm guitar skills while learning some fun songs from a variety of sources: classic and contemporary rock and pop, rhythm and blues, reggae, and more. We'll focus on techniques like properly holding a pick, playing with efficiency, and keeping solid time. Students should have a firm command of first position chords as well as some experience with the bar chords Bm and F.
(Mondays 7:10-8:00pm)

Learning To Play Jazz Standards This class introduces you to the moveable chord forms and rhythm techniques you need to know to play some of timeless standards from the Great American Songbook. We'll also cover chord construction and chord theory. Students should have a firm command of first position chords and have some prior experience with bar chords.
(Mondays 8:10-9:00pm)

Basic Music Theory or The A, A#, B, C's, Do-Re-Mi's, and T-t-t-timing

This Week
Sat, Apr 25, 2015 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Cost: $40.00
Roz Lorenzato
Learn the basics of music theory and how to apply it to your fretboard. We'll bring the highfalutin ways of music theory down to my lowfalutin level. Learn the musical alphabet, chromatic, major, and minor scales, chord building, and how it all relates to your fretboard whether guitar, mandolin, ukelele or banjo. Oh, and the all-important timing. Come and have fun and bring your instrument if you want to apply it there and then.

Jack Tuttle's beginning Bluegrass banjo starts the week of May 21st

Thu, May 21, 2015 from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Cost: $180.00 - $180.00
Jack Tuttle
email: jack@jacktuttle.com
Jack's Group Classes (Nine weeks)
Beginning the week of May 21st.
Questions? email Jack at jack@jacktuttle.com or call (650) 248-4951
or visit: www.jacktuttle.com

Please contact Jack in advance to reserve a spot!

Beginning Bluegrass Banjo (Level 1 to 2)
Thursdays, 7:30 to 8:30pm, Nine weeks, $180 (includes Jack's banjo book)
Learn the fundamentals of bluegrass banjo including lead and backup. Using Jack's own instruction book, we will cover basic Scruggs style playing as well as the necessary rolls and techniques used by all bluegrass players. Emphasis on fundamentals of the right and left hand, as well as learning some bluegrass standards.
Starts Thurs, May 21st

Need a banjo for the class? Gryphon will provide a free take-home rental banjo for the duration of the class.

Essential Strums for Ukulele

Sat, Aug 01, 2015 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Cost: $40.00
Li'l Rev
Learn genre specific strums to lift your playing out of the down-up, down-up doldrums. This fun 90 minute workshop will introduce you to: The Reggae Strum, The Calypso Strum, The Punk Strum, Rock Strum, Walt Strum, Doo-Wop Strum, Irish Session Strum, Blues Comp Strum, Country & Bluegrass Strum and much more! Class focuses on teaching strums specifically while providing many ideas for how to apply them to the students repertoire. *Open to all levels.*

Triplet Patterns for Ukulele

Sat, Aug 01, 2015 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Cost: $40.00
Li'l Rev
Lil Rev has dedicated much of his Ukulele career to studying the rhythmic potential of the instrument. From Travis Harrelson and Lyle Ritz, to Roy Smeck and George Formby, here we have a class that will show you the ins and outs of 6 common triplet patterns, learn em' all or pick one that really moves you and begin to employ one of the most fascinating sounds that the ukulele pallet has to offer The Mighty Triplet. Open to all levels. Bring a smart phone or video recording device along for further study.

"A Harmonica and Ukulele Wizard." Elderly Instruments

"Listen to this! Lil Rev is Great!" -Pete Seeger

For further info or questions see Lil Rev at www.lilrev.com

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