Guitar and Sound Workshops
Partial Capo Techniques
Tired of playing the same old chords? Want new ways to interpret your favorite songs? Need something to jump start your creativity that’s not rocket science?
Partial capos can open up a world of possibilities. Learn simple ways to find a new path for your guitar in this two hour workshop. You’ll learn how to use full, drop D, and partial capos to create new voicings for any style you want to play.
Guitar Arranging to Serve the Song
Whether you’re a songwriter with a desire to build your ability to arrange your songs for guitar – or whether you just want to learn how to move beyond basic chords to play your favorite rock, country and folk songs – this workshop will give you the tools to add interest to your guitar accompaniments. We’ll look at using different chord voicings, varying your picking and strumming patterns and adding percussive accents.
Learn How to Play your Favorite Beatles Tunes As Written
This workshop is a “nurturing free zone.” The Beatles were a huge influence on popular music, so its no wonder that sooner or later, nearly every guitar player cuts his or teeth on songs like Blackbird, or Norwegian Wood. The fab four created some fairly complex music. When it is “dumbed down” to basic chords, however, the uniqueness is diminished.
Greg Newlon is a seasoned guitar player, songwriter, vocalist and arranger. He's experienced in a variety of guitar styles from rock to folk, country to blues. As a vocalist, his early barbershop training is responsible for his ability to harmonize and blend in any situation, and informs his skill as a vocal arranger.
In teaching, Greg stresses the practical application of skills that will move a player to the next level, unlocking new territory in a simple, unpretentious way. Workshops are always hands-on and well-suited to the participants' level.
Greg’s musical philosophy can be summed up as “it can’t be all that hard … I can do it.”
Keith Holland Guitars 2013 - Intro to Alternate Tunings
Keith Holland Guitars 2013 - Getting the Sound You Deserve
American River Music Festival 2012 - Partial Capo Techniques
Keith Holland Guitars 2012 - Partial Capo Techniques
Bony Mountain Arts 2012 - Partial Capo Techniques
Artichoke Music 2011 - Partial Capo Techniques
FAR-West Conference 2009 - Sound Advice Parts 1 & 2