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Subject: Duck Baker and Woody Mann
From: GUEST,Acoustic Magazine
Date: 27 Sep 10 - 07:15 AM

American Roots Guitar Weekend

Country blues, ragtime, Jazz
Weekend Workshop with WOODY MANN / DUCK BAKER

October 22-24, 2010
Salisbury, United Kingdom

• Beginning to advanced students •

• group and individual instruction •

• Student concert •

• All class materials included •

• Beautiful relaxed setting •

Woody Mann and Duck Baker, known through their touring, recordings, books, and instructional DVD's, have been teaching guitar workshops throughout the world for over two decades. Together, their music covers a wide spectrum of styles and sounds. The Salisbury weekend is a hands-on practical session focusing on the acoustic guitar styles of country blues, ragtime and Jazz guitar.

The workshop weekend
In addition to teaching new repertoire and techniques, the goal is to offer students fresh ideas and new approaches to keep them on track long after the workshop is over.

Workshop details, location and accommodations

The site for the workshop will be held at the Milford Hall Hotel, in the historic town of Salisbury, easily accessible by plane, car or train. The workshop begins Friday afternoon and runs Saturday and Sunday from 10am-6pm. The weekend includes classes, performances, group playing, and an informal student concert Saturday evening.

The workshop will cover the styles and playing techniques of country blues,ragtime, gospel and swing guitar as well as fingerstyle arrangements of Irish tunes, with the emphasis on learning new repertoire. Duck and Woody will also be covering arranging ideas and approaches to jazz improvisation. The workshop will focus on the concepts and techniques that connect the various styles of acoustic guitar playing and teach them in a clear and practical manner. The repertoire of the early masters including Reverend Gary Davis, Blind Blake, Skip James, Lonnie Johnson, Robert Johnson and others will be covered. Some of the ideas covered will be syncopated picking techniques, how to 'play off' the chords and understand the logic of the fretboard, improvising within a tune, how to ornament Irish tunes, open tunings, and ways to develop your own sound.
There will classes, informal workshops and individual In addition to the scheduled morning and early afternoon sessions, there will be late afternoon workshops covering a wide variety of specific topics. Total workshop enrollment is limited so to focus on the needs of individual students. Our goal is to create a relaxed non-competitive workshop environment where everyone from beginning students to advanced players will be able to focus in on ways to further their music, understand their craft, have the chance to perform in the informal Saturday evening student concert. Beginner/intermediate players will be taught the fundamentals while more advanced players will be able to move ahead into more complex styles and tunes. The goal of the weekend is to offer offer new repertoire, practical ideas, and a historical perspective to the art of acoustic guitar.

We are looking forward to welcoming you for this special weekend.
Woody, Duck

Milford Hall Hotel
206 Castle Street, Salisbury
Wiltshire SP1 3TE
t: 01722 417 411
f: 01722 419 444
Accommodations / Directions:

You can book a room at the Milford Hall Hotel or find many B&Bs and other hotels in the area.

directions to the venue
Here are a few helpful websites about Salisbury and the surrounding area:

Salisbury information
Workshop schedule:

Friday, October 22, 4pm arrival. evening session.
Saturday, October, 23 10am -6pm. Eve concert 8:30
Sunday, October 24th, 10am -5pm

£250 Pounds Sterling
$350 USD
administration fees, all class materials, and evening concerts.
easy online payment using paypal or you can register via UK bank transfer:

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