February 2020

 Folk Blues Fingerstyle with Alex Roberts

21/02/2020 – 23/02/2020

From Friday 5pm – To Sunday 1pm

THEME

Acoustic fingerstyle using different tunings: 

A weekend of tuition with Acoustic Guitar virtuoso Alex Roberts, delving into alternative tunings for acoustic fingerstyle players. We are excited to welcome Alex back to Bude in 2020 to share more of his skills with us. The different techniques and tunings that Alex will teach during the weekend are applicable to many different genres, but in particular to Folk and Blues. In the tradition of artists such as John Martyn, Nick Drake, Davey Graham, John Renbourn, Burt Jansch, Richard Thompson etc. Over the weekend you will Discover a range of new sounds and chord shapes which will enhance your palette.  Playing in alternative tuning’s gives the player greater opportunity to explore melodic phrases and bass lines within a piece with relative ease.
Alex will help you to work on your right-hand picking and left-hand shapes and patterns within a few different tunings, including the Folk standard – DADGAD. You will get hands on guidance from an expert in these traditions. All that’s required to get an understanding are the right tips and tricks. This Fingerstyle Guitar course will provide you with a fresh approach when re-arranging old songs or working on new tunes.