Modes of the melodic and harmonic minor and triad substitutions are clearly explained and demonstrated in the context of developing an extended harmonic vocabulary. Students get hands-on experience locating new sounds and with ear training in the context of specific sounds, chords, progressions and songs. Please bring your guitar and note paper. Recording the workshop is recommended but not required. A 40-page pdf file with workshop material will be emailed to all participants. Prerequisite: for intermediate to advanced level guitarists.
Portland-based guitarist John Stowell has 35 years of international playing and teaching experience and has recorded and/or performed with Milt Jackson, Lionel Hampton, Art Farmer, Conte Condoli, Herb Ellis, Bill Watrous, Mundell Lowe, George Cables, Billy Higgins, Billy Hart, Richie Cole, Paul Horn, Tom Harrell, Don Thompson, Dave Liebman and many others. He has also published several instructional books and videos.
Sunday August 25, Noon – 3pm
$50 advance • $65 day of workshop
“John Stowell plays jazz, but he doesn’t use any of the clichés; he has an incredible originality.
John is a master creator.”
— larry coryell
“More guitarists would play like John Stowell
if they knew how.”
— Herb ellis