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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

Explore the Alluring Melodies of Brazil and New Orleans

Next Week
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Cost: $40.00
Joao Erbetta & Adam Levy
In this tandem workshop with Brazilian guitarist Joao Erbetta and American guitarist Adam Levy, you'll learn some of the history and repertoire of early(pre-Bossa Nova)Brazilian music, as well as the elements of traditional New Orleans jazz. You'll also discover creative ways to arrange tunes for a guitar duo, so that the song's melody and elemental rhythm are prioritized -- no matter how free-wheeling the improvisation. Together, Erbetta and Levy perform as Mad Flux.

You can find more about them at http://madfluxmusic.wordpress.com/.

A Music Documentary You Won't Want To Miss

Sun, Sep 14, 2014 from 3:45 pm to 12:00 am
Cost: $17.00

Jam, Man! (And Woman!)

Sat, Oct 18, 2014 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Cost: $45.00
Mark Hanson
email: Mark@AccentOnMusic.com
Intimidated by jam sessions? There is no need! In this workshop, Mark teaches the strategies for successfully participating in jam sessions, whether as a leader or a joiner. Through the use of Beatle tunes, a fiddle tune, and Chet Atkins' "Jam Man" (now playing on Esurance commercials on TV!), you will jam right along with the rest of the class, no matter what your skill level. Also, Mark will teach you to fingerpick "Jam Man."

Buy tickets to both workshops for $85

Composing for Fingerstyle Guitar - Maybe It''s Easier Than You Think!

Sat, Oct 18, 2014 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Cost: $45.00
Mark Hanson
email: Mark@AccentOnMusic.com
Mark has composed numerous fingerstyle guitar solos that have played in many high-profile places: including Martha Stewart Living, American Idol, and NPR. In this workshop Mark will discuss the compositional process - the technical necessities (not too many!), inspiration and dreaming, and developing ideas - all while you compose a tune together in class! Then, Mark will teach you his beautiful DADGAD tune "Drake's Passage" that played on American Idol.

Buy tickets for both workshops for only $85

Mark's Bio: Mark has authored over two dozen books on playing guitar, and was an editor at Frets magazine in the late '80s. He has shared the stage with many of the greats, including Tommy Emmanuel and the late Jerry Garcia. He won a Grammy in 2005 for his contributions to the "Henry Mancini - Pink Guitar" CD.

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Monday through Thursday
10:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Friday and Saturday
10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

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211 Lambert Avenue
at the corner of Park and Lambert
Palo Alto, California 94306

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