Learn the fundamentals of resophonic guitar and its role in traditional music and beyond.
Learn the fundamentals of resophonic guitar and its role in traditional music and beyond. Students should expect to come away with a strong foundation in rhythm playing in a variety of styles and ensemble settings, an introductory understanding of lead playing and an accessible, expandable repertoire of improvisational techniques. Particular attention will be given to the playing of early acoustic steel guitar innovators including Brother Oswald and Josh Graves, as well as more modern players who have adapted these styles into their own. Whether you've never held a steel guitar before or you're looking to push through to a higher level of proficiency, there will be ample material to work through and take out into the “real world” after camp concludes.
NOTE: Students of all skill levels are welcome.
NOTE: A small number of loaner instruments and reversible conversion kits for standard flat top guitars are available for loan throughout the week, as well as bars and picks for students new to the instrument. Contact the Common Ground on the Hill office to reserve a loaner: firstname.lastname@example.org