Swing Guitar Workshop: Foundations and Repertoire pt. 2 (May 12 – June 9, 5:00PM EDT)


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Swing Guitar Workshop with Greg Ruby

Foundations and Repertoire Part 2

5:00pm – 6:15pm EDT, Thursdays, March 31 – April 28 (via Zoom)

Cost: $199 (limit 15)

5 classes per session. Register for both Part 1 and 2 and receive a one class discount

Get ready for the summer swing jams! This five session workshop will expand your repertoire and understanding of swing guitar. Expect to learn a new tune every week while developing your skills of rhythm guitar, melody playing, melodic embellishments, and creating a solo. Learning repertoire is a fun and effective way to expand your guitar skills. While similar to Foundations and Repertoire Part 1 in structure, Part 2 will also expand into easy chord melodies.

All handouts will be will be in standard notation, tablature and chord diagrams so note reading is not required. Mp3 play-alongs 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.

Questions? email Greg Ruby

Email from student of the Winter 2022 Swing Guitar Workshop
Hi Greg,
I wanted to tell you how much I am enjoying your classes! You are a fantastic teacher. I love your enthusiasm, humor, and knowledge!  You’ve thoughtfully outlined what you want us to learn, and you then translate the roadmaps on the pages by explaining it so clearly. This is where I can get lost on my own!
 Although you move apace – I get the ideas and ultimately get close to manifesting the moves. It’s wonderful to have all these things to work on. “The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise” has been on my mind since the beginning of the pandemic. I’m so glad you included it in the course.
Good material, methodology, technique, theory, history, musicality, geometry and even algebra – you cover all of it without being overwhelming or tangental.
Thank you so much for doing this. I was really getting bogged down on my own – dying from overexposure to myself!
It’s just been so fun.
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