February 2020 – Fingerstyle and Open Tunings with Alex Roberts

21/02/2020 – 23/02/2020

From Friday 5pm – To Sunday 1pm


Acoustic fingerstyle using alternate tunings: 

Fingerstyle & Open Tunings with Alex Roberts
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 2019 to share more of his skills with us. The tunings and techniques that Alex will present are applicable to many different genres, in particular Folk and Blues. In the tradition of artists such as John Martyn, Nick Drake, Davey Graham, John Renbourn, Burt Jansch, Richard Thompson etc. Discover a range of new sounds and chord shapes which enhance depth of tonality and harmony. 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 be helping you to work on your right-hand picking and left-hand shapes and patterns within a few different tunings, including DADGAD and Open tunings – G. D. C. And their variations. Under his guidance you may surprise yourself with what can be achieved early on. All that’s required is the right tips and tricks. These provide you with a fresh approach when re-arranging old songs or working on new tunes.