Guitar Arranging and Singing with Happy Traum

This class could be called “making the best with what you’ve got.” Happy shows intermediate players how even a simple a song can be arranged and played in a way that makes it interesting and compelling for the listener. Happy will teach material from his vast repertoire of traditional folk, blues and country songs, with even one or two contemporary ones thrown in. These will incorporate alternate-bass fingerpicking, bass runs, chord substitutions, double-stop harmonies, dropped D tuning, blues improvisation and other essential musical devices. Prerequisites: You should be adept at basic chord changes and be generally comfortable with your instrument. Some fingerpicking experience would also be helpful.

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