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Specialty & Technique Guitar Classes

Go beyond the basics and learn the nuts and bolts of music.

If you can already play guitar, now it's time to get into the groove. With the guidance of our expert teaching artists, expand your skills and repertoire to open the wide world of guitar beyond the basics.

For intermediate players and beyond, open to students who have completed the Guitar 2 level and above. (If you're not sure where your skills fit in, visit our placement quiz.)

We suggest all guitar students consider starting with Guitar Fingerboard Theory, if you want to work on lead guitar or eventually write your own songs. It's a great primer into a wider world of musicianship.

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Fingerstyle Workshop Series with Michael J. Miles: Julia by The Beatles with Michael Miles

$25 ($23 members)

01/30/2023 (1 meetings)

Monday · 8:00 PM – 9:15 PM · Online

This series of workshops include detailed instruction, professional tablature, and audio. These one-off workshops are intended for intermediate players who can read tablature and have experience with fingerstyle guitar. Each workshop will concentrate on a single tune. Take them all or choose the ones you want.

Fingerstyle Workshop Series with Michael J. Miles: I Want To Hold Your Hand by The Beatles with Michael Miles

$25 ($23 members)

02/06/2023 (1 meetings)

Monday · 8:00 PM – 9:15 PM · Online

This series of workshops include detailed instruction, professional tablature, and audio. These one-off workshops are intended for intermediate players who can read tablature and have experience with fingerstyle guitar. Each workshop will concentrate on a single tune. Take them all or choose the ones you want.

Fingerstyle Workshop Series with Michael J. Miles: Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans by DeLange & Alter with Michael Miles

$25 ($23 members)

02/20/2023 (1 meetings)

Monday · 8:00 PM – 9:15 PM · Online

This series of workshops include detailed instruction, professional tablature, and audio. These one-off workshops are intended for intermediate players who can read tablature and have experience with fingerstyle guitar. Each workshop will concentrate on a single tune. Take them all or choose the ones you want.

Fingerstyle Workshop Series with Michael J. Miles: Tennessee Waltz by PeeWee King with Michael Miles

$25 ($23 members)

02/27/2023 (1 meetings)

Monday · 8:00 PM – 9:15 PM · Online

This series of workshops include detailed instruction, professional tablature, and audio. These one-off workshops are intended for intermediate players who can read tablature and have experience with fingerstyle guitar. Each workshop will concentrate on a single tune. Take them all or choose the ones you want.

Fingerstyle Workshop Series with Michael J. Miles: Will You Love Me Tomorrow by Carole King with Michael Miles

$25 ($23 members)

03/06/2023 (1 meetings)

Monday · 8:00 PM – 9:15 PM · Online

This series of workshops include detailed instruction, professional tablature, and audio. These one-off workshops are intended for intermediate players who can read tablature and have experience with fingerstyle guitar. Each workshop will concentrate on a single tune. Take them all or choose the ones you want.

Fingerstyle Workshop Series with Michael J. Miles: My Girl by Smokey Robinson with Michael Miles

$25 ($23 members)

03/13/2023 (1 meetings)

Monday · 8:00 PM – 9:15 PM · Online

This series of workshops include detailed instruction, professional tablature, and audio. These one-off workshops are intended for intermediate players who can read tablature and have experience with fingerstyle guitar. Each workshop will concentrate on a single tune. Take them all or choose the ones you want.

Fingerstyle Workshop Series with Michael J. Miles: Tracks of My Tears by Smokey Robinson with Michael Miles

$25 ($23 members)

04/03/2023 (1 meetings)

Monday · 8:00 PM – 9:15 PM · Online

This series of workshops include detailed instruction, professional tablature, and audio. These one-off workshops are intended for intermediate players who can read tablature and have experience with fingerstyle guitar. Each workshop will concentrate on a single tune. Take them all or choose the ones you want.

Fingerstyle Workshop Series with Michael J. Miles: Two of Us by Lennon & McCartney with Michael Miles

$25 ($23 members)

04/10/2023 (1 meetings)

Monday · 8:00 PM – 9:15 PM · Online

This series of workshops include detailed instruction, professional tablature, and audio. These one-off workshops are intended for intermediate players who can read tablature and have experience with fingerstyle guitar. Each workshop will concentrate on a single tune. Take them all or choose the ones you want.

Fingerstyle Workshop Series with Michael J. Miles: Locomotion by Carole King with Michael Miles

$25 ($23 members)

04/17/2023 (1 meetings)

Monday · 8:00 PM – 9:15 PM · Online

This series of workshops include detailed instruction, professional tablature, and audio. These one-off workshops are intended for intermediate players who can read tablature and have experience with fingerstyle guitar. Each workshop will concentrate on a single tune. Take them all or choose the ones you want.

Fingerpicking for Beginners with Alvin McGovern

$248 ($228 members)

03/02/2023 – 04/20/2023 (8 meetings)

Thursdays · 7:00 PM – 8:20 PM · In-Person @4544 N Lincoln Ave

In this class you will begin learning how to play finger style guitar in the manner used by many legendary folk musicians including Elizabeth Cotten, Mississippi John Hurt, Peter, Paul & Mary, Bob Dylan, and even John Lennon. This approach to guitar playing can be applied to traditional, country, blues, jazz, and pop songs. Four standard picking patterns will be explored, as well as a number of chord shape variations. Before taking this class you should know how to transition between basic open chords smoothly without losing the beat in the keys of A, D, E, and G.

Guitar Fingerboard Theory with Randy Morris

$248 ($228 members)

01/07/2023 – 02/25/2023 (8 meetings)

Saturdays · 1:00 PM – 2:20 PM · In-Person @4544 N Lincoln Ave

Approach music theory from a guitarist’s perspective. Examine intervals, chord and scale construction, inversions, and progressions in the context of traditional and pop genres. It is highly recommended that all students of the guitar make it a point to enroll at some point in their musical journey. Leave this class with enough material to keep you busy for years. Whether you want to write your own songs, become a hot lead guitarist or just increase your musical vocabulary and ability to jam and make music with others - this is the class for you!

Class is full — Call 773.728.6000 for waiting list info

Guitar Fingerboard Theory with Randy Morris

$248 ($228 members)

03/04/2023 – 04/22/2023 (8 meetings)

Saturdays · 1:00 PM – 2:20 PM · In-Person @4544 N Lincoln Ave

Approach music theory from a guitarist’s perspective. Examine intervals, chord and scale construction, inversions, and progressions in the context of traditional and pop genres. It is highly recommended that all students of the guitar make it a point to enroll at some point in their musical journey. Leave this class with enough material to keep you busy for years. Whether you want to write your own songs, become a hot lead guitarist or just increase your musical vocabulary and ability to jam and make music with others - this is the class for you!

Guitar Fingerboard Theory with ERIC SINGH

$248 ($228 members)

03/02/2023 – 04/20/2023 (8 meetings)

Thursdays · 7:00 PM – 8:20 PM · In-Person @4545 N Lincoln Ave

Approach music theory from a guitarist’s perspective. Examine intervals, chord and scale construction, inversions, and progressions in the context of traditional and pop genres. It is highly recommended that all students of the guitar make it a point to enroll at some point in their musical journey. Leave this class with enough material to keep you busy for years. Whether you want to write your own songs, become a hot lead guitarist or just increase your musical vocabulary and ability to jam and make music with others - this is the class for you!

Guitar 4Ever with Holstein with Ed Holstein

$248 ($228 members)

01/07/2023 – 02/25/2023 (8 meetings)

Saturdays · 11:00 AM – 12:20 PM · In-Person @4544 N Lincoln Ave

A shoo-in for "Longest Running Class Taught by the Same 1970s Folk Icon". Eddie has been doing this one for years, and still keeps it new, interesting, and fun: Finger Pickin', Blues, Rag, Dylan, Prine, the American Songbook, and an occasional odd-ball tuning all arranged by Eddie! Among other things, this is the class where Eddie tries out tunes before he takes them on stage! Come join the fun for Eddie’s songs and stories.

Guitar 4Ever with Holstein with Ed Holstein

$248 ($228 members)

03/04/2023 – 04/22/2023 (8 meetings)

Saturdays · 11:00 AM – 12:20 PM · In-Person @4544 N Lincoln Ave

A shoo-in for "Longest Running Class Taught by the Same 1970s Folk Icon". Eddie has been doing this one for years, and still keeps it new, interesting, and fun: Finger Pickin', Blues, Rag, Dylan, Prine, the American Songbook, and an occasional odd-ball tuning all arranged by Eddie! Among other things, this is the class where Eddie tries out tunes before he takes them on stage! Come join the fun for Eddie’s songs and stories.

RPA Ensemble with Steve Dawson

$248 ($228 members)

01/05/2023 – 02/23/2023 (8 meetings)

Thursdays · 8:30 PM – 9:50 PM · In-Person @4544 N Lincoln Ave

We play and sing Rock Pop Acoustic, with a lot of laughter thrown in. Being one of 15+ guitars and a rhythm section will help you Relinquish Performance Anxiety. You may love it so much, you'll be Reluctant to Plan Activities that would keep you away. If you're Ready to Play Along, join us on Thursday nights. You'll have a great time while improving your technique and building your repertoire.   "mysteriously named ... totally charming…a serious musicianship class masquerading as a social club.” - No Depression Magazine

Class is full — Call 773.728.6000 for waiting list info

RPA Ensemble with Steve Dawson

$248 ($228 members)

03/02/2023 – 04/20/2023 (8 meetings)

Thursdays · 8:30 PM – 9:50 PM · In-Person @4544 N Lincoln Ave

We play and sing Rock Pop Acoustic, with a lot of laughter thrown in. Being one of 15+ guitars and a rhythm section will help you Relinquish Performance Anxiety. You may love it so much, you'll be Reluctant to Plan Activities that would keep you away. If you're Ready to Play Along, join us on Thursday nights. You'll have a great time while improving your technique and building your repertoire.   "mysteriously named ... totally charming…a serious musicianship class masquerading as a social club.” - No Depression Magazine

Basics of Electric Chicago Blues Guitar with Steve Hutchins

$248 ($228 members)

02/27/2023 – 04/17/2023 (8 meetings)

Mondays · 6:30 PM – 7:50 PM · In-Person @4545 N Lincoln Ave

It was folk-blues legend, Big Bill Broonzy who helped get urban electric blues heard around the world. Learn leads, chords, comping techniques, double-stops, intros, turn-a-rounds and endings used by many of the historically important players of the Chicago blues style. (Muddy Waters, Magic Sam, Jimmy Reed, Jimmy Rogers, J.B. Lenoir and many others).

Blues Fingerstyle 1 with Chris Walz

$248 ($228 members)

02/27/2023 – 04/17/2023 (8 meetings)

Mondays · 8:00 PM – 9:20 PM · Online

Learn regional fingerpicking styles from East Coast Piedmont, the Mississippi Delta, and Texas. You’ll get a taste of Blind Boy Fuller, Tommy Johnson, Mississippi John Hurt, and others. Straight blues, ragtime, and “Dead Thumb” skills will be covered. This class will prepare you for the second level in this series offered next session – Blues Fingerstyle 2, which focuses on slide guitar.

Blues Fingerstyle 2 with Chris Walz

$248 ($228 members)

02/27/2023 – 04/17/2023 (8 meetings)

Mondays · 6:30 PM – 7:50 PM · In-Person @4544 N Lincoln Ave

Take the fingerpicking, deep boogie rhythms, and regional styles of the country blues you’ve learned in level 1, and concentrate on open tunings and bottleneck slide. Spend four weeks in open D tuning and four weeks in open G tuning, which will be taught in class. Tunes by Blind Willie McTell, Charlie Patton, Robert Johnson and others will be covered. Students will become comfortable in both Open G and Open D tunings and advance their slide lead playing and improvisational skills. Bring a slide to class

Acoustic Slide Guitar 1 Repertoire with Donna Herula

$248 ($228 members)

03/02/2023 – 04/20/2023 (8 meetings)

Thursdays · 6:30 PM – 7:50 PM · Online

This class will help you continue to build your slide guitar skills and repertoire. Skills include learning to play alternating thumb and dead thumb while playing slide, playing clean notes, vibrato, and right and left-hand damping techniques. We will also be learning folk, blues, roots and Americana slide songs, styles and licks in Open G and D tunings.Take your slide playing to the next level!

Classical Guitar Basic Repertoire with Jacob Sweet

$248 ($228 members)

02/27/2023 – 04/17/2023 (8 meetings)

Mondays · 6:30 PM – 7:50 PM · In-Person @4545 N Lincoln Ave

Ever dreamed of playing classical guitar but seemed daunted by the word "classical". Fear not, this class will introduce you to the basics of classical guitar through simple exercises and short pieces. Nylon string guitars and ability to read music ARE NOT REQUIRED. All songs will be presented in tab. This class is a hybrid offering - students may attend either in person or by Zoom.

Fingerpicking Repertoire with Randy Morris

$248 ($228 members)

02/27/2023 – 04/17/2023 (8 meetings)

Mondays · 6:30 PM – 7:50 PM · In-Person @4545 N Lincoln Ave

This class will be offered in a hybrid format. Students can choose to participate online or in person Use your fingers to bring out melody and harmony in your approach to playing guitar. This class will broaden your understanding and application of melody and chord theory as well as help you develop a rich repertoire in this style. Learn to bring your ring finger into the mix. Styles and alternate tunings will be examined including, blues, traditional folk, Celtic, singer-songwriters, and classical music.

Fingerstyle Repertoire with Randy Morris

$248 ($228 members)

01/05/2023 – 02/23/2023 (8 meetings)

Thursdays · 7:00 PM – 8:20 PM · Online

In this class, we explore a wide repertoire of fingerstyle instrumentals from popular songs, blues, Celtic, classical and maybe a song or two. Some material will be in altered tunings. The class material will include tablature, audio and sometimes video files. Students must be comfortable with tablature and have some fingerpicking experience.

Class is full — Call 773.728.6000 for waiting list info

Fingerstyle Repertoire with Randy Morris

$248 ($228 members)

03/02/2023 – 04/20/2023 (8 meetings)

Thursdays · 7:00 PM – 8:20 PM · In-Person @4545 N Lincoln Ave

In this class, we explore a wide repertoire of fingerstyle instrumentals from popular songs, blues, Celtic, classical and maybe a song or two. Some material will be in altered tunings. The class material will include tablature, audio and sometimes video files. Students must be comfortable with tablature and have some fingerpicking experience.

Introduction to Jazz Guitar with Tony Do Rosario

$248 ($228 members)

03/05/2023 – 04/23/2023 (8 meetings)

Sundays · 1:30 PM – 2:50 PM · In-Person @4545 N Lincoln Ave

We will use the genre of jazz to explore general fretboard theory. This class is for any guitarist that is interested in understanding their instrument and fundamental music theory in a deeper manner. No matter what genre of music you play this class will help you become a stronger musician, not just a guitarist. Class topics will include: chord theory, scale/mode application, basic rhythmic concepts, and chord progression. THIS CLASS IS A PREREQUISITE to Jazz Guitar 1. Contact Tony Do Rosario with any questions at tdorosario@oldtownschool.org

Jazz Guitar 1.5 with Tony Do Rosario

$248 ($228 members)

02/27/2023 – 04/17/2023 (8 meetings)

Mondays · 7:30 PM – 8:50 PM · Online

A class designed to bring your jazz guitar skills to a higher level. We welcome those who have taken Jazz Guitar 1 and are ready to increase their musical vocabulary in terms of harmony and melody. We’ll concentrate on great American Standards as well as variations of Blues. REGISTRATION IS LIMITED TO THOSE WHO HAVE COMPLETED INTRO, JAZZ GUITAR 1. Contact Tony Do Rosario at tdorosario@oldtownschool.org It’s a lifelong journey and we invite you to repeat level as much as necessary before moving on to Jazz Guitar 2.

Jazz Guitar 1.5 with Tony Do Rosario

$248 ($228 members)

03/04/2023 – 04/22/2023 (8 meetings)

Saturdays · 10:00 AM – 11:20 AM · In-Person @4544 N Lincoln Ave

A class designed to bring your jazz guitar skills to a higher level. We welcome those who have taken Jazz Guitar 1 and are ready to increase their musical vocabulary in terms of harmony and melody. We’ll concentrate on great American Standards as well as variations of Blues. REGISTRATION IS LIMITED TO THOSE WHO HAVE COMPLETED INTRO, JAZZ GUITAR 1. Contact Tony Do Rosario at tdorosario@oldtownschool.org It’s a lifelong journey and we invite you to repeat level as much as necessary before moving on to Jazz Guitar 2.

Jazz Guitar 2 with Tony Do Rosario

$248 ($228 members)

03/01/2023 – 04/19/2023 (8 meetings)

Wednesdays · 6:30 PM – 7:50 PM · In-Person @4544 N Lincoln Ave

Jazz is an American folk music. Play it yourself on the guitar. In this repertoire driven class, hone your skills by learning both traditional standards and modern compositions. We are learning a musical language that is spoken throughout the world. Students are invited to repeat this class as much as they desire. REGISTRATION IS LIMITED TO THOSE WHO HAVE COMPLETED INTRO, JAZZ GUITAR 1 & JAZZ GUITAR 1.5. Contact Tony Do Rosario at tdorosario@oldtownschool.org

Jazz Guitar 4ever with Tony Do Rosario

$248 ($228 members)

03/01/2023 – 04/19/2023 (8 meetings)

Wednesdays · 8:00 PM – 9:20 PM · In-Person @4544 N Lincoln Ave

An ongoing class in the advanced study of Jazz for the guitarist. We will build repertoire, further develop improvisation skills and advance rhythmic variations. Participants should have gone thru Jazz Guitar 2 several times or should audition with the instructor tdorosario@oldtownschool.org

Flatpicking 2 - Technique with Chris Walz

$248 ($228 members)

02/28/2023 – 04/18/2023 (8 meetings)

Tuesdays · 6:30 PM – 7:50 PM · In-Person @4544 N Lincoln Ave

Melodies. Focus the rhythm techniques learned in Flatpicking 1 into a solid foundation for single note playing. The pick hand mechanics are the same, but instead of playing all six strings you play one at a time. Emphasis will be on down-up pick strokes, tone, and timing. Worksheets and fiddle tunes will be the materials used to build your skills. Tunes tabbed out will be provided.

Acoustic Blues Guitar Repertoire with Paul Kaye

$248 ($228 members)

03/04/2023 – 04/22/2023 (8 meetings)

Saturdays · 1:00 PM – 2:20 PM · Online

This intermediate level class introduces the music of traditional blues’ great artists. From the ragtime/blues style of Rev. Gary Davis and Blind Blake to the Delta/Chicago grind of Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters. Learn such techniques as: fingerpicking (ragtime, shuffle rhythm), open tuning, bottleneck slide, basic improvising, and more. This is some of the most satisfying music steel string pickers can get their fingers on!

Acoustic Slide Guitar 1 with Donna Herula

$217 ($200 members)

01/05/2023 – 02/23/2023 (7 meetings)

Thursdays · 6:30 PM – 7:50 PM · Online

In this course, you will learn all you need to know to begin and advance your slide guitar playing. Topics covered include types of slides, guitar setup, playing clean notes, vibrato and right and left hand damping techniques. The class will introduce the songs, styles and licks of the blues slide guitar masters including Muddy Waters, Son House, Fred McDowell and Robert Johnson.

Advancing Guitar: Everything About Chords with John Mead

$248 ($228 members)

02/28/2023 – 04/18/2023 (8 meetings)

Tuesdays · 8:00 PM – 9:20 PM · In-Person @4545 N Lincoln Ave

This is a class that will help you systematize the chords on the neck and get you comfortable with them—major, minor, different shapes, different positions, different extensions. Tricks to help you with barre chords, ways to understand and remember keys and scales and understand how to use the shapes you know. You’ll learn what you need to know about diminished chords. You’ll learn songs faster and play them better. You’ll relax and have more fun with the guitar.

Dan’s Rhythm Method with Dan Fulkerson

$25 ($24 members)

02/11/2023 (1 meetings)

Saturday · 3:00 PM – 4:50 PM · In-Person @4544 N Lincoln Ave

Admit it! Sometimes it's hard to walk and chew gum... playing guitar in a rhythmic fashion can feel very awkward! FEAR NOT it's a natural thing don't let it stop your musical journey! Let Dan help set you straight! Straight fours, straight eights! YOU NAME IT. Concentrate on your strumming and improve your performance in many ways.

Four Fundamental Fingerpicking Patterns Part 2 with Randy Morris

$188 ($168 members)

02/27/2023 – 04/17/2023 (8 meetings)

Mondays · 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM · In-Person @4545 N Lincoln Ave

This is a hybrid class. Students may join in person or online Come explore four common fingerpicking patterns that are especially useful in accompanying songs. If you haven’t done much fingerpicking or just dabbled a bit this is a good start for you. We’ll concentrate on one new pattern each week while using songs that employ that pattern.

Instrumental Freddie King: Hideaway and All The Rest! with Paul Kaye

$248 ($228 members)

03/04/2023 – 04/22/2023 (8 meetings)

Saturdays · 11:30 AM – 12:50 PM · Online

To be a blues guitarist of any note (blues/rock, too), you must know the instrumental standards of the legendary Freddie King. Emphasizing the rhythm, groove, funky bass runs, soaring riffs and melodies, we’ll simply learn to play these iconic blues masterpieces, and more. Before you know it, you’ll be “tearing it up” with hot licks and funky blues grooves. Printed material (standard notation/TAB) and recordings (via Zoom) provided.

Intro to Walking Bass Workshop with Harlan Terson

$25 ($23 members)

02/11/2023 (1 meetings)

Saturday · 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM · Online

This workshop is packed with information to improve your skills. Learn how to read a chord chart and get that walking bass feel. Work with a variety of 7th chords and find useful ways to play them in songs. Get insight into effective ways to move from one chord to the next. This workshop is a great entry point to the full 8 week walking bass class.

BB King: The King of the Blues with Steve Hutchins

$248 ($228 members)

02/27/2023 – 04/17/2023 (8 meetings)

Mondays · 8:00 PM – 9:20 PM · In-Person @4545 N Lincoln Ave

Specifically Three Kings: BB, Freddy and Albert King all have “licks” that define their styles. Examine one solo each week from these masters. Learn how to play signature phrases, where to play them on the fingerboard and when to play them in time.

Argh! Barre Chords! with Charles Kim

$30 ($28 members)

03/07/2023 (1 meetings)

Tuesday · 6:30 PM – 7:50 PM · Online

The lament of the guitarist after the first couple of classes: “ARGGHH!! Barre chords!” Don't fret, there is hope! In this workshop, you’ll develop the muscles and theory to play barre chords across the neck and learn how to move fluidly from open chords and other chord forms. Learn partial bar forms so you can play your favorite songs while developing your technique. Barre chords without frustration! A workshop for beginners and pros alike. This workshop fills up fast! Advanced registration is encouraged.

Sarah Jarosz Songbag with Andrea Bunch

$248 ($228 members)

02/28/2023 – 04/18/2023 (8 meetings)

Tuesdays · 8:00 PM – 9:20 PM · Online

Sarah Jarosz is a gifted multi-instrumentalist who writes gorgeous gothic Americana songs. Learn grammy winning tunes like "House of Mercy" (Best American Roots Performance). Andrea Bunch has transcribed her tunes so guitarists can enjoy playing the songs that Jarosz performs on guitar, octave mandolin or banjo. Guitar 3 pre req.

Scales With Colors with Dan Fulkerson

$25 ($24 members)

02/11/2023 (1 meetings)

Saturday · 1:00 PM – 2:50 PM · In-Person @4544 N Lincoln Ave

Join one of the school's most popular teacher as he demonstrates his unique method of learning scales and soloing. Dan will provide crayons and paper as part of the process. Come as you are, leave a better musician! ALL LEVELS ARE WELCOME.

Simple Guitar Fills with Barbara Silverman

$165 ($147 members)

03/02/2023 – 04/20/2023 (7 meetings)

Thursdays · 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM · Online

Nothing fancy here, we’ll just learn some very simple fills that embellish a song you’re singing — how to go from one sung phrase to the next with tasteful and easily executed walks, fingerpicks or a fancy strum or two. Ballads, swing tunes, country hits—we can do them all!”

Strumming Rhythms with Barbara Silverman

$248 ($228 members)

03/01/2023 – 04/19/2023 (8 meetings)

Wednesdays · 10:00 AM – 11:20 AM · Online

How do you do a simple strum? How do you make it a little fancier? How do you know which kind of strum goes with which song? We will answer all these questions as we learn basic rhythm patterns good for the beginner and good for those who already play a little guitar.

Understanding the Major Pentatonic Scale with Dan Fulkerson

$25 ($24 members)

03/04/2023 (1 meetings)

Saturday · 1:00 PM – 2:50 PM · In-Person @4544 N Lincoln Ave

What's the point? Why is this scale so much more useful than other major scales? Dan has the attitude and the secrets to help you understand how to decipher a major scale into pentatonic scales. Songs by the Allman brothers and Pink Floyd and other bands will be used as examples to further your understanding of the scale and absorb all the amazing benefits to knowing the different scale patterns. All five major pentatonic positions will be covered in this class. You'll walk out of this workshop with a better understanding of the guitar neck. Examples of famous riffs, using the major pentatonic, will be presented in the workshop.

Understanding the Minor Pentatonic Scale with Dan Fulkerson

$25 ($24 members)

03/04/2023 (1 meetings)

Saturday · 3:00 PM – 4:50 PM · In-Person @4544 N Lincoln Ave

This is THE pinnacle of all scales in most songs in blues, hard rock, and heavy metal. What key do you say an AC/DC song is in? Or in most songs that use power chords? The pentatonic scale has been used in some of the most famous guitar riffs from some of the most famous bands. Dan will cover all five patterns of the minor pentatonic scale and disect famous riffs to help inspire your respect for memorizing this scale.

Wilco Acoustic Songbook with Tommi Zender

$248 ($228 members)

03/04/2023 – 04/22/2023 (8 meetings)

Saturdays · 11:00 AM – 12:20 PM · Online

“Via Chicago! We’ll delve into the rich song catalog of Jeff Tweedy, Jay Bennett & Co. Fan favorites, deep cuts, even some from side projects. How to fight loneliness? Sign up for this class, it’s going to be a ton of fun.” (Intermediate/Guitar 3 Rep level ability; bring a capo & there will be some bar chords!)