Japanese Folk Songs for Guitar

$25 ($24 members) · 90 minutes · Weekly for 1 week

Japanese folk songs of the 1800's were written for traditional instruments of the time. These songs have subtle, but beautiful haunting melodies. And, they sound great on the guitar. We’ll learn several instrumental arrangements- some simple, some more challenging, by working through tab notation. If you are a beginning player and want to move beyond strumming, this is a great opportunity to learn to pluck individual melody notes using your fingers or a pick. We will emphasize efficient fingering positions, and techniques that can be applied to other styles of playing. For more advanced guitar players, this is an opportunity to try something new and add to your repertoire. All levels of participants are welcome – let’s learn something different! Visit Blaise Arena’s Blog.

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The Old Town School of Folk Music, Inc.
4544 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago IL 60625  •  773.728.6000