Dale Adkins Bluegrass Guitar Mini-Camp

Presented by the 8th Annual California Banjo Extravaganza
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2020 Addison St

Berkeley, CA 94704

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Dale Adkins Bluegrass Guitar Mini-Camp

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Saturday, November 9th, 1 to 5 p.m. Two 75-minute guitar workshops followed by an all-group Q & A session with banjo and mandolin instructors.

Sponsored by Banjo Boy Coffee, Elderly Instruments, Peghead Nation, Homespun Tapes & Miniflex Microphones.

And catch the California Banjo Extravaganza in concert at the Freight, Saturday, November 9, 8 p.m. Tickets available here.

Dale Adkins Bluegrass Guitar Mini-Camp

The guitar mini-camp will consist of two 75-minute sessions, $40/session, $70 for both (with Promo Code GUITAR6). Attend one or both sessions. Session 1 runs 1 to 2:15 p.m. and session 2 continues from 2:45 to 4:00 p.m. Receive one complimentary CD per session! This workshop is designed for all levels of bluegrass flatpick guitar players, both workshops are "hands-on" with a focus on playing. Each session has distinct learning outcomes, but is flexible enough to allow for questions/answers and new topics.

Session 1: 1 to 2:15 p.m.

Traditional and modern rhythm guitar techniques. This session is appropriate for guitar players of all skill levels. Dale takes a systematic approach using songs as a context to teach various strumming patterns and runs that can be used in nearly all bluegrass songs. The goal is to create a menu of appropriate options that can be applied to a large repertoire of songs building on the traditional approaches of Lester Flatt, Jimmy Martin, Dudley Connell and many others. he will also examine some more advanced rhythm patterns and runs as they fit in a variety of songs including support for different instruments and vocalists. Includes admission to Session 3.

Session 2: 2:45 to 4 p.m.

Seeing the patterns - Teach yourself to play flatpick guitar leads. This session will focus on techniques, tips and simple hacks for taking guitar lead solos. With an emphasis on getting off of the page for crafting leads. Dale's approach is liberating to those who rely on sheet music or tab. Topics will include but are not limited to: surviving a jam (when they look at you to take a solo!), an essential listening list, a plan for continued learning after the workshop, solo construction utilizing popular chord shapes (and scales) and much more. Includes admission to Session 3.

Session 3: 4:15 to 5 p.m.

Grand finale with Gina Furtado (banjo), Leroy Troy (banjo), Bill Evans (banjo), Dale Adkins (guitar), and John Reischman (mandolin). An open-ended Q & A, comparing styles and approaches, playing your requests and providing a concert preview.

About Dale

Hailing from Central Oregon, Dale Adkins is a veteran teacher with over 32 years of experience in both a classroom and a music instructional setting. Dale is a longtime Northwest guitar legend who Flatpick Guitar Magazine states is :really, really good, as in a major Force. As part of Grammy nominee Kate MacKenzie's touring band, Dale performed across the U.S. and Europe in the 1990s. Other musical collaborations include guitar legend Dan Crary, John Reischman and the Jaybirds, Frontline, True North, Leah Larson and many others. With the release of "Alone in the Red Room," Dale introduced a significant departure from high-energy bluegrass flatpicking, showing significant growth and sophistication in his playing. Dale is also a wiz on banjo, tenor guitar, and mandolin. Dale's other musical pursuit is owner andengineer/producer of Big Owl Studios where he has recorded and produced countless acoustic musicians.

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