Students with a strong foundation in acoustic lap steel playing will find all the tools necessary to take their playing to the next level
Are you ready to raise the bar? Students with a strong foundation in acoustic lap steel playing will find all the tools necessary to take their playing to the next level in this course designed for intermediate and advanced players. Moving beyond the basics of resophonic guitar, this course will explore techniques and improvisational concepts based on the playing of the masters of the instrument, drawing inspiration from Andy Hall, Jerry Douglas, Mike Auldridge, Dave Giegerich and many others. Students should expect to leave the class with a deeper understanding of how to navigate the fretboard, a variety of useful tools for breaking down complex musical ideas and innovative approaches to adapting songs from outside of the bluegrass vernacular for their instrument. The course will also include a strong focus on core concepts in musicality that apply to all instruments and playing styles, taking a closer look at ensemble playing, phrasing and melodic direction.