Guitar Literacy for Songwriters

Saturday Feb 9, 2013

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1808 2nd St, Suite L
Santa Fe, NM 87505






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An intensive, two-day workshop with Bruce Dunlap.

All proceeds support the all volunteer GiG Performance Space and gifting this workshop supports both an aspiring musician and GiG! 
The 8th installment of GiG's very popular Guitar Games series, Guitar Literacy for Songwriters is an in-depth guitar weekend for advancing songwriters of all levels, all styles from advanced beginner to pro. (If you can play barre chords you're good to go!) 
Songwriters can easily be top-notch guitarists and this fast-paced, no-stress workshop often provides radical improvement in one's guitar abilities. This weekend builds strong foundations, filling in gaps and firing the songwriting guitarist's imagination with a series of 50 Guitar Games designed to support greater guitar fluency and promote clear, well-supported songs.  Participants will leave with a roadmap for developing all the skills they desire and an entirely new palette of guitar colors, harmonies and techniques to explore in their songs. Also, the essential elements of songwriting will be discussed in-depth.

Topics covered will include:

The non-denominational guitarist

The songwriting guitarist’s toolkit

3 important chord vocabs

10 foundational right hand patterns

10 probably wanna have chord progressions

Finding what you hear on the fretboard

Singing your chords

5-minute music theory

Interval pictures

Doubling vocal melodies on guitar

Guitar harmonies to compliment your voice

Capturing first thoughts

15-second melodies 5-minute songs

Simple song orchestration on the guitar

Guitar - a rhythm instrument

Chords, rhythms and moods

Chord progressions and emotions

Communicating with other musicians

Chord progressions & story line

What can be done in an hour

Your 1st finger as capo

Reharmonizing songs

Training your voice with the guitar

Training your guitar playing with your voice

And much more!