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Friday, July 28 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Making Wood Sing: Advanced Strumming for Acoustic Guitar FULL

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Take your guitar strumming to the next level. Rock is full of iconic acoustic guitar riffs that YOU CAN PLAY! Kendall will help you transform the strumming basics into tasty grooves you can use to get your kids’ creative juices flowing. In this workshop, you will: learn to play loud and proud, get the lowdown on how to “cheat” at chords, transcribe strumming patterns, be your own drummer and bass player without looking like Burt from Mary Poppins and leave with all the tolls you need to sound like an acoustic guitar DEMIGOD. This is meant for more advanced guitar noobies. You will have more fun if you can move between first position chords reasonably quickly however, anyone interested in learning teaching methods that help students put the drive in a song using only wood and steel is welcome.
Kendall Alderman is a music teacher from New Haven CT and a professional guitarist. His guitar case has been inextricably attached to his right arm for nigh on 48 years.

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Kendall Alderman

Guitar & Digital Fine Arts Teacher, Wilbur Cross HS, New Haven Public Schools
I love guitar, sax, camping, hiking, paddling, reading and making everyone play music, even just a little bit. I think that the story preservation in the oral tradition probably was reinforced by singing. Humans have been making music for over 40,000 years, so I consider it a lif... Read More →


Friday July 28, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Ballroom B

Attendees (50)


Waitlist (12)