Guitar and Sound Workshops
Beyond Strumming - First & Second Wednesdays, 7-8 pm
Keith Holland Guitars, Los Gatos, $40 per month for both sessions
Email Greg to reserve your seat
Are you ready to go beyond strumming? If you are fairly easily moving from one chord, it’s time to take the next step.
In this workshop series, we’ll break down two songs each month. On the first Wednesday we’ll explore right hand rhythm technique, bass runs, signature licks and the relative major or minor scale. We’ll review on the third Wednesday, then there will be an opportunity to play through the songs and take a crack at soloing if you wish.
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.
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 at the core of 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