Swing Guitar Workshop Foundations and Repertoire Thursdays 6 PM EST (Nov. 10 – Dec. 15)



Swing Guitar Workshop with Greg Ruby

Foundations and Repertoire

Thursdays, 6:00pm – 7:15 pm EST

Nov 10 – Dec 15* (via Zoom)

All sessions will be recorded & made available immediately following class

Cost: $220 5 classes per session. *no classes week of Thanksgiving

This workshop will expand your repertoire and deepen your understanding of swing guitar. Plan to learn new songs while developing your skills of rhythm guitar accompaniment, melody playing, and soloing. The class will also address practice strategies, applicable theory, guitar technique and how to internalize chord progressions.

All handouts will be will be in standard notation, tablature and chord diagrams so note reading is not required. Mp3 play-along tracks will keep you jamming along with the tunes for months to come. Prior to the start of the session, each participant will receive a listening list along with PDF lead sheets for the songs we will use in each class enabling you to familiarize yourself with the repertoire prior to the start of each class.

This class level is well suited for a beginner to intermediate guitar player or a more advanced player who is new to swing music.

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.
-Nathan P.
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