The Guitar Artistry of Eddie Lang
Thursdays, 7:30pm – 8:45 pm ET
March 2 – April 6 (via Zoom)
All sessions will be video recorded & made available immediately following class
Cost: $225 – 5 classes per session. *no class on March 16
Eddie Lang, the father of jazz guitar, set the gold standard with his pioneering work through the 1920s and early 1930s. This five-week workshop will study his approach to ensemble playing, duo accompaniment, solo guitar and single note melody interpretation through detailed transcriptions of his recordings of “Singin’ the Blues,” “April Showers,” “Doin’ Things,” and “I’ll Never Be the Same.” Using excerpts from his posthumously published book, “Eddie Lang’s Advanced Modern Guitar Method,” we will deepen our understanding of his style while applying his approaches to new contexts.
All printed music will be in standard notation and tablature with corresponding chord diagrams so note reading is not required. Mp3 and video practice examples will made available as needed.
Class limit 15.
Questions? email Greg Ruby
What students are saying…
I have made more progress in my playing in 6 months of studying with Greg Ruby than I have in the last 10 years of self-directed study. Coming from the world of Lindy Hop, his Foundations course taught me the fundamentals I needed to play the music I’ve danced to for years. I find myself revisiting the course material several times a week, and each time I come away with new insights and an appreciation for just how much knowledge Greg packed into that course.
Greg offers his students unbridled enthusiasm, kindness, and a willingness to meet you wherever you are in your musical journey. His teaching is rooted in a deep love for and understanding of jazz and swing-era music, and his passion is infectious — thanks to Greg’s mentorship, I’ve never been more excited to pick up the guitar every day.