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Richard Gilewitz GillaCamp Guitar Workshop

Richard Gilewitz GillaCamp Guitar Workshop

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  • Sat 16 Jun ’12, 2:30pm – 4:30pm
  • Sun 17 Jun ’12, 2:30pm – 4:30pm


Le Cafe, 12/14 London Quay, Picton, Marlborough Sounds Show map


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Two sessions: $50.00
  • Four sessions: $90.00
  • One session: $35.00

Richard Gilewitz GillaCamp returns to Picton for an expanded 2-day GillaCamp Guitar Workshop experience, designed to cover even more topics. No worries if you have studied before with Richard, know all about metronomes, and just need a tune up on your technique. Feel lost in open tunings, have a right hand that has a mind of its own, and you now have decided to take up the trumpet? This is the workshop for you, whether you are a beginner or advanced player.

Take advantage of the opportunity to study with this master fingerstyle player, who is the author of Mel Bay Publications’ Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitar Workshop book and All Time Favorite Fingerpicking Guitar Tunes DVD, and CD Rom interactive lessons: Fingerscapes. Guitar Foundations, and Slide Guide with Truefire.com. This workshop is divided into 4 separate sessions of instruction and participants can sign up for both sessions or select individual sessions of interest.

Saturday 16 June Sessions
2:30pm - Sat. Session 1: The Fingerpicking Engine (50 minutes)
- Chops, licks, knuckles and stuff that propels your fingerpicking engine;
- Study of rhythm, dynamics, glissandos, slides, grace notes, phrasing, harmonics;
- The use of silence in music.

3:30pm - Sat. Session 2: Tune Breakdown (50 minutes)
- "Study for Margot" by David Walbert. Apply steel string techniques for this classical tune;
- "Falling Slowly" by Glen Hansard from the movie and album "Once". Grammy-nominated for best song for a motion picture, #2 on the Irish Singles Chart, played at Walton's Music Shop, Dublin during movie.

Sunday 17 June Sessions
2:30pm - Sun. Session 1: Slide Guitar and Exploration of Open D Tuning (50 minutes)
- Exercises with the slide;
- Exploring a new landscape for the guitar fingerboard.

3:30pm - Sun. Session 2: Exploration of Open Tunings and Tune Breakdown (50 minutes)
- Applying patterns to chords in open tunings;
- "Echoing Gilewitz" from original "Echoing Wilderness" by Richard Gilewitz.

Register online at the website or at Le Cafe.

"I arrived as a guitarist fraught with poor technique who stumbled through decades without a plan for improvement and left energised and excited about a new journey in music." - Yvonne, South Bend IN
"Great workshop! It really hit on topics I've wondered about for over 45 years of playing guitar! I'll recommend you to every guitar player I know." - Mark, Tampa FL
“You’ll laugh as you learn.” - Columbus Dispatch

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