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Speechless: A Guitar Workshop with Jorma Kaukonen

Join the legendary psychedelic pioneer, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member, Grammy recipient, and founder of both Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna for this in-depth, online guitar workshop! The master musician, Jorma Kaukonen, leads this online workshop to look at what makes a good instrumental and how to approach it as intermediate / advanced player. By using one or two of his original instrumentals, Jorma will show you how to use dynamics to make the song more than just a collection of notes and chords. At the end of the class, Jorma will answer your specific questions. This workshop presumes you can fingerpick at an intermediate / advanced level (i.e. a pretty good, working knowledge of the guitar neck, and a decent understanding of chords and runs).

In a career that has already spanned a half-century, Jorma Kaukonen has been one of the most highly respected interpreters of American roots music, blues, and rock. Jorma was at the forefront of popular rock and roll, one of the founders of the San Francisco sound, and a progenitor of Psychedelic Rock. He is a founding member of two legendary bands, Jefferson Airplane and the still-touring Hot Tuna. Jorma Kaukonen is a music legend and one of the finest singer-songwriters in his field.

“A pioneer of San Francisco psychedelia, Jorma Kaukonen is a bona fide graybeard folk swami. He mostly lays back, a master in situ, unfurling melodies and savoring every note. – Rolling Stone Magazine

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